Friday, June 18, 2010

Disturb Us

 Prayer of Sir Francis Drake...

Disturb us, Lord, when We are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true Because we have 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 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 into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

    This prayer was just passed onto me and I find it inspiring, humbling, challenging, encouraging, and truly worth pursuit no matter your religious or spiritual inclinations. We were made to pursue higher things, not to succumb to the drudgery of complacency and satisfaction. 

    May we forever be disturbed...

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