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Disturbed

. 1 min read
As
you think about the new year, here’s a prayer worth memorizing. It’s author,
Sir Francis
Drake
, an
adventurer, wrote it as he departed to the west coast of South America.


Disturb
us, Lord, when

We
are too pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we
dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to
the shore.

Disturb
us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our
thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have
ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We
have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to
dare more boldly,
To venture on wilder seas
Where storms will show Your
mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.

We
ask you to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push back the
future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

This we ask in the name
of our Captain,
Who is Jesus Christ.

 
With thanks to Jeff Hirt, for sharing this with the Church Council in September, borrowed from the site of Seth Barnes.