Mary Anna (9 June 2011)
"Prayer for Trust in the Lord..."

    "My Lord, I have no hope but in Your Cross.  You by Your humility, and sufferings and death, have delivered me from all vain hope.  You have killed the vanity of the present life in Yourself, and have given me all that is eternal in rising from the dead..........

   Let my trust be in Your mercy, not in myself.  Let my hope be in Your love, not in health, or strength, or ability or human resources. 
    If I trust you, everything else will become, for me, strength, health, and support.  Everything will bring me to heaven,  If I do not trust you, everything will be to my destruction."

                                                           from: Thomas Merton's "Thoughts In Solitude"