Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Prayer for Today

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.

attributed - sir francis drake -1577

Amen. And amen. {Further thoughts to follow}

1 comment:

  1. I love this prayer. I have also wanted to contact you guys about your coming adventures! I haven't been able to find your personal email, so I will just tell you congrats on the seminary acceptance and move over blog comments! ha We are excited for you two. We know well how much comes with transition of any kind, especially school transition, so we will be boldly praying for you. Hope to talk to you guys soon! Much love, Cyndy and the gang


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