All of us at various points in our lives wonder what is our vocation in life. It does not matter how young or how old we may be, I think all of us ask the question, "Where is God leading me?" And sometimes the answer is not clear. That is why I turn quite often to this prayer by Thomas Merton, who wrote it in his magnificent little book, "Thoughts in Solitude:"
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 alone to face my perils alone.