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Disturb me, O Lord

26 Mar

Disturb us, Lord, when

We are too 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 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.

Attributed to Sir Francis Drake, the famous sixteenth-century adventurer

Cited in Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own, by Ryan & Josh Shook

 
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Posted by on March 26, 2013 in Personal growth, Prayer

 

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