Monday, November 25, 2013

Thomas Merton, Prayer for Trust

Been thinking this through today...

"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 that 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."

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Lyrics for Remembrance forward...!

Thanks Matt Spencer for sharing this .... God!

As with silent hearts we bring to mind
 how hate and war diminish humankind,
we pause - and seek in worship to increase
our knowledge of the things that make for peace.

 Hallow our will as humbly we recall
the lives of those who gave and give their all.
We thank you, Lord, for women, children, men
who seek to serve in love, today as then.

Give us deep faith to comfort those who mourn,
 high hope to share with all the newly born,
strong love in our pursuit of human worth:
 'lest we forget' the future of this earth.

So, Prince of Peace, disarm our trust in power,
 teach us to coax the plant of peace to flower.
 May we, impassioned by your living Word,
 remember forward to a world restored.

 Fred Kaan