Without a Map (Irglová Markéta)

God, I’ve been sent here blind to learn to see, Remembering you were always there with me. But do you know just how hard that’s been? Could all of this have really been foreseen? I’d like to say a prayer, how does it go? I’m tired. Tell me, God, does it show? What could have called for such a handicap? I was sent out here without a map. All this time I’ve had to guess the way, To keep moving when I wished to stay. I’ve been wrong as much as I’ve been right. You tell me: ‘Walk by faith and not by sight, and Keep your heavy heart afloat. You are a timber carved by knife, but Someday you may serve as a boat.’ What I lose here on earth… …Is lost in heaven. If I ask you for help… …it will be given. But you’ve waited this long… …you weren’t ready. My devotion was strong… …it wasn’t steady. I have one more question… …you have the answer too. But what does that mean? You’re I, and I am you. Why speak in riddles? Then let me show the way. That’s all I’ve wanted. That’s all you’ve had to say. Well come on then, God, show me, Which way you would like me to go, and I won’t resume to question, How I was ever supposed to know. There have been signs along the way, but They’ve been so very obscure. At times I thought I knew their meaning, but How could I’ve ever been sure? God, I was sent here deaf to learn to hear, To have faith in you and never fear. Life is an ocean, you its every wave, Your arms would cradle me, and keep me safe. You’re right, all this, and more I need to learn, All this unease just makes my stomach churn. It was I not you who set this trap, but You did leave me here without a map. All this time I’ve had to guess the way, To keep moving when I wished to stay. I’ve been right as much as I’ve been wrong, so All I hear from you is: ‘You are strong enough, For all you’ll ever have to face, The only map you need is Love, To guide you through this illusion of a maze.’ Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, On east, as it is in heaven, Give us today our daily bread, Forgive us, Father, all our sins, As we forgive those who sin against us, and Lead us not into temptation, but Deliver us from evil, for thy is the kingdom, and The power, and the glory, Now and forever more, Amen