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Day 31 | Disturb Us, Lord

This prayer is from Francis Drake (1540-1596). Drake was a sailor, and is known as the second person to sail around the world. The nautical imagery in this prayer is a powerful metaphor for the journey we are on as believers in Jesus.

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 have arrived safely because we sailed too close to shore.
Disturb us, Lord,
When we have lost our thirst for the waters of life;
When we have fallen so in love with this life, and have ceased to dream of eternity,
When our earthly efforts have caused our vision of heaven to grow dim.
Disturb us, Lord,
To dare more boldly, to venture on wider seas,
Where storms will show your mastery,
And where losing sight of land, we shall find stars.
We pray, O Lord, push us into the future,
In strength, in courage, and in hope.
We ask in the name of our Captain, Jesus the Christ.