Monday, September 21, 2009

Disturb us Lord

from Lauren Stanley's new blog/website "Go into the world"

A Prayer to be disturbed ...

Disturb us Lord, when we are too

well pleased with ourselves. When

our dreams have come true because

we dreamed too little. When we

arrive 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 new earth

we have allowed our vision of the

new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,

To venture on wider 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

us into the future in strength,

courage, hope and love.


- Sir Francis Drake

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