Prayer of Sir Francis Drake (wow… challenging our dreams)

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.

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  • http://twitter.com/everydayawe Stephanie Spencer

    Oh my. Love this. Love. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Kelly

    Love it!!! Thanks for sharing. 

  • http://blog.rrchapman.us/ Bob Chapman

    But what about the Doctrine of Discovery and Drake? This post will confuse those politically correct people who have trouble doing two things at once, and are already breathing,

  • http://strawberryroan.blogspot.com/ Shanyn Mystic

    This is – ahhhh – just so right!