Prayer for Discernment

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“A wise man by hearing them will advance in learning, an intelligent man will gain sound guidance.” Proverbs 1:5

Could you please join me in praying for discernment? (Sorry, can’t go into details.) Our family is in need of the Lord’s guidance in regards to a specific situation. I (we) truly want to do God’s will in this matter and not make the wrong decision. Thank you so much in advance. :)

Discernment Prayer of 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 that 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 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.”

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  1. Angela · December 10, 2010 Angela

    “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 that 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 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 amen amen…

    Once again you post something that my family and I are also in great need of…((hugs))
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  2. Jen @ BigBinder · December 11, 2010 Jen

    Praying for guidance, discernment – and peace for you and your family.
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  3. RAnn · December 12, 2010 RAnn

    Prayers for you and yours
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  4. Angie · December 12, 2010 Angie

    Praying for you and your family – I know He will point you in the right direction!

  5. Barb · December 12, 2010 Barb

    I’ll pray for your intentions and am confident that God will lead you where He wants you because your heart is open to Him.
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  6. Joann · December 12, 2010 Joann

    My prayers are with you. That prayer of Thomas Merton’s has spoken for me over the years. I especially like the line:”But I believe that the desire to please You does in fact please You.”
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    • SimpleCatholic · December 13, 2010 SimpleCatholic

      Thank you, Joann. I like that line from Thomas Merton’s prayer as well.

      • Marcelo · March 13, 2014 Marcelo

        Please pray for a job for my husband. He lost his job 2 months ago and has not been able to find anything. We have put in hundreds of applications. Our little family is coming very close to being destitute. Last year we lost our home due to this economic crisis and have been forced to live in a very small apartment. We are just thankful for a room over our heads, but the immediate need is gas for MY car so that I can continue to go to work and also for $$ for cell phones(only way anyone can reach us for emergencies, for job interviews) they are being cut off on Friday. We have trusted our lives to God and he has blessed us with a wonderful little boy we adopted from Guatemala 5 years ago. We believe that God is still in control and where there are 2 or more gathered Please pray!!

  7. Dianna · December 18, 2010 Dianna

    Carol …

    I thought I had already stopped by, and left my thoughts, but apparently they disappeared into space!

    My thoughts are with you during this phase of discernment … thank you so much for reminding us of this beautiful prayer.

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