Posted by Craig Borlase on 10 June 2014

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.

This we ask in the name of our Captain,
Who is Jesus Christ.

 

Sir Francis Drake, 1577

More like this

the Friday pickle: how much worship is too much worship?

Is twenty minutes your limit, or are you only just getting warmed up when the first hour passes? Perhaps you long for the good old days when the songs came in single servings, interspersed among the other elements of the...

Night Has Passed - Song Devotional

Abiding and remaining in God’s love gives birth to joy. Divine JOY comes when we are united to God, and God to us.

Into the Clinic with Stu G

He brought the big guitars to Delirious, was Goose to Martin Smith's Maverick and left the stage telling us 'there's more where that came from'. It's about time we invited Stu G into the Clinic to tell us more about...