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