Disturb Us, Lord

Unfortunately, for the next few days I will have to miss my daily blog posts; however, I will be spending time with my little family, my parents and my in-laws in the wilderness of Baxter State Park.  I will post when I return. 

A prayer poem by Sir Francis Drake entitled “Disturb Us, Lord” is the tempo for this Tuesday. It speaks for itself.  I Hope that the blessing of this outdoor adventure disturbs me enough to keep my eyes on the prize of eternity with the Lord.    

Disturb Us, Lord
Sir Francis Drake

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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