A Lamentation to the Lord
My heart cries out to you, Oh Lord. Do you hear the cries of my soul? Do you not hear? Do you not see? Do you not feel? ---My Pain----
Sometimes I am baffled like Thomas Merton was. I am not sure that I am on that path that you desire for me, Lord In your infinite Wisdom, define it for me. Help me to follow you despite my iniquities and sin.
Lead me to sit in silence and humility, so I can hear you when my soul calls out to you through the dark abyss that consumes my soul from within.
Eyes have not seen and ears have not heard all that I hold dear to my heart. It is when I stray from you, that I feel lost and falling apart. When this happens my joy has turned into pain, yet I feel I must persevere through it before there is a gain.
Humility is a grace that I truly need in order to fully acknowledge my failures and to understand the pain that I may have put upon others Oh Lord, at times they are so difficult to face. I try to find the good in all things that you have bestowed upon us all. Indeed there are many times that I stumble and fall, then I cannot see beyond the wall. Especially when if I feel that I am in personal strife.
Lead me on the right path, Oh Lord, let me not be put to shame. Help me to find a quiet and peaceful shore especially when I feel pulled by the deep abyss of the sea.
Lord, Do you hear me? Give me strength and courage to abide by you even when I find myself aloft. Help me, Dear Lord, to do your will not mine. Help me to see the sun will once again shine. To you my Lord, I lift my soul! Help me through my challenges so, I might become refined like silver. Help me to know that you will never abandon me and your love and mercy will always remain.