Thought for the Day – Listening to the Moderator by Rev Gayle Taylor

At the start of this new week, the Moderator of the General Assembly, the Right Reverend Colin Sinclair will begin to deliver a live daily reflection on Facebook beginning this morning, Monday 23rd March, at 10 am.

A prayer by Thomas Merton

O 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
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 the desire to please You.
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
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 make my journey alone. Amen.