disturb us, Lord

My husband read this to me yesterday after noting it on a friend's Facebook status:

Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too well 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

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I just googled it and thought I'd include the rest of it.

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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.

We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

- Sir Francis Drake

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"Disturb us, Lord." Do I honestly want to pray that? Great stuff to chew on and wrestle with.

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