The Unknown

Morning Prayer
April 1, 2015
Prayer by Smith ’15

Jesus trusted God more than any of us ever will.  He carried his cross, He turned both cheeks, He wore a crown of thorns.  He died on that cross for all of us.  What makes it all the more amazing is that Jesus was human.  He had doubts, he wasn’t sure why this was the life for him, and he screamed at the top of his lunges close to death, “My God, why have you abandoned me?”  But through all of his worries and fears, Jesus is the ultimate example of having trust in God’s plan.  He followed the will for His life.

Now, try to imagine God racing towards you, his robes hiked up and his face filled with anticipation.  Doesn’t it make you want to run to him?  This is how I visualize the vague term of “giving your life up for God.”  He wants you to follow his perfect plan for your life, just like Jesus did.  If you trust in him, if you run towards him, everything will fall into place as it needs to.

Here’s a prayer by Thomas Merton that I have liked recently that helps me see that God is continually with us, even if we don’t know the path ahead.

Let us pray.

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…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.  Therefore I will trust in you always though I may seem to be lost…I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

Amen.

Mary Seat of Wisdom, Pray for us

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