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Thank you for sharing your wisdom during the 2015 SDI Emerging Wisdom educational events. We hope the Thomas Merton prayer and chant from our time together will raise awareness of spiritual direction in your local area.

The Thomas Merton Prayer video, Longing for Wisdom: Listening Together contemplative video, and Longing for Wisdom: Listening Together music are available for purchase in the SDI online store.

Thomas Merton Prayer

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, Thoughts in Solitude


Longing for Wisdom: Listening Together.mp3

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