The Festival of Prayer 2018

FOP 2018

Organised by BRF with the Diocese of Oxford.

Thankyou to all who joined us, we hope that you had a wonderful day.

The following prayer was used in the introduction to Emma Pennington's workshop:

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.


Amen.

- Thomas Merton

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