A Friday Prayer From Francis

Prayer HandsSometimes what we need  as the week ends is to begin in prayer.  I found this prayer from Sir Francis Drake and I thought it was a powerful reminder to us all.  I pray that we do find rest and enjoyment with our families as we break from our time of work.  However, may our weekends be filled with more than just entertainment and pleasure.  I pray that we allow God to disturb us out of our slumber and impact this world for Him.  Chew on these words and have a great weekend!

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.

– Sir Francis Drake -1577

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