Thursday, October 01, 2009

Am I too comfortable?

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 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 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 horizon of our hopes; 
And to push us into the future 
in strength, courage, hope, and love. 

This we ask in the name of our Captain, who is Jesus Christ. 
Sir Francis Drake, 1577 
*"The Hostage" was painted by Edmund Blair Leighton.


  1. Wow, I really like that…

    (and this, from a glorified pirate?! -_^)

  2. Amen!!! :)

    Love~ Jen

  3. A lot to ponder...Good stuff.