Disturb Me

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.

[ Prayer by Sir Francis Drake]

HT: Mark, via Andrew

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5 Responses to “Disturb Me”


  1. 1 Ruhiyyihrose October 22, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    That is awesome, Emma. I love those kinds of quotes! I would love to hear it in song form.

  2. 2 Dave October 22, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    hi emma 🙂 could you do me a little favour? please change the name on your link to my website, it is making me findable! just change it to dave or something. anything you want 🙂 just not my name 🙂 cheers… (it may already be too late, but it’s worth a shot, eh :))

  3. 4 Dave October 23, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    muchos gracias! and apologies for the abundance of smilies.

  4. 5 kat October 24, 2007 at 2:00 am

    i like this quote too. . its quite a bold prayer to pray. .


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