Prayer for 2012

Sir Francis DrakeA friend shared this with me a while back.  It is my prayer for 2012.

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.

I add my Amen to Sir Francis Drake (1577)

How about you?

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8 Responses to Prayer for 2012

  1. LOVE this prayer! Way to go on starting a blog, Andrea! Looking forward to following it…

  2. mikeandsus says:

    Reblogged this on The Sovereign and commented:
    I love this quote from Sir Francis Drake

  3. Karin says:

    I love this prayer! And now I’m saving this to pinterest 🙂

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