Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Great Prayer

Heard this today while at the State Fair.  2010 AgriVision Award winner, JoAnn Brouillette repeated it and I really liked it.  Thought I would share.

Disturb us, Lord - a prayer by Francis Drake

Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we 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 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 back the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.


  1. That was really special sure worth taking the time to read Thanks for printing it.

  2. I thought about doing this too. It really resonated with me. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great prayer, and I am echoing my thanks along with everyone elses.

  4. I'm happy you printed this! As JoAnn was reciting it, I jotted down a few key phrases hoping I could Google it and find it again... but here it is and I didn't even have to work for it! Thanks!!


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