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Old Dec 6, '12, 12:50 am
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Default Book recommendation, Thomas Merton

" 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 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 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 face my perils alone.

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I've found this beautiful prayer on the internet, and I was wondering, were you to recommend one book written by Thomas Merton, which one would be. Thank you.
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Seven Storey Mountain, the book in which the prayer you quoted was printed. It's a great prayer. I have been saying it daily since 1960 or thereabouts.
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Seven Storey Mountain, the book in which the prayer you quoted was printed. It's a great prayer. I have been saying it daily since 1960 or thereabouts.
This one has had a large following over the years.
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I need you. Save me once again, Lord, take me once more into your redeeming embrace”.
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