A selection from Thomas Merton’s 1958 book Thoughts in Solitude, which has become one of Thomas Merton’s best-known prayers. In honor of Pope Francis’s mention and praise of Merton in his address to the joint session of Congress during his 2015 visit to the United States, it is read here by Daniel P. Horan, OFM with images from Merton’s life. Learn more about Thomas Merton by visiting Merton.org and there join the International Thomas Merton Society (ITMS).
If you like this prayer, be sure to check out the book itself (it’s definitely worth it): Thoughts in Solitude
[Here’s the link to the video: Thomas Merton’s Prayer]