Prayer is a necessary part of life. It is an important aspect of mankind and religion. It’s always a good idea to rely on the power of prayer, especially when life throws you a curve ball. The prayers of Thomas Merton will aid you in discernment, surrender, and guidance on life’s most important issues.
What is Thomas Merton prayer?
“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always, though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.”
Thomas Merton Prayer For Guidance
My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following Your will does not mean that I am doing so but I believe that the desire to please You does please You. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this You will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust You always know I may seem to be lost in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for You are ever with me, and You will never leave me to face my peril alone.
Thomas Merton Prayer For Healing
Lord, look upon me with eyes of mercy. May Your healing hand rest upon me, may Your life-giving powers flow into every cell of my body and into the depths of my soul, cleansing, purifying, restoring me to wholeness and strength for service in Your Kingdom. Amen
Thomas Merton Prayer For Peace
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O loving God, help us to be masters of the weapons that threaten to
master us. Help us to use science for peace and plenty, not for war
and destruction. Show us how to use atomic power to bless our
children’s children, not to blight them. Save us from the compulsion
to follow our adversaries in all that we most hate, confirming them in
their hatred and suspicion of us. Resolve our inner contradictions,
which now grow beyond belief and beyond bearing. They are at once
a torment and a blessing; for if you had not left us the light of
conscience, we would not have to endure them. Teach us to be longsuffering in anguish and insecurity, teach us to wait and trust. Grant
light, grant strength and patience to all who work for peace…grant us
prudence in proportion to our power, wisdom in proportion to our
science, humaneness in proportion to our wealthy and might. And
bless our earnest will to help all races and peoples to travel, in
friendship with us, along the road to justice, liberty and lasting peace