Disturb me, Lord

Sir Francis Drake wrote these famous words in 1577.

“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 us into the future in strength, courage, hope, and love.

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

Bold prayers are the gateway that will take our trust to the high heavenly courts, to God’s places that have no borders.  Disturb us Lord so that we may depend totally on Your Grace instead ourselves.

Disturb us, indeed, Lord.  Do these words speak to you?


2 thoughts on “Disturb me, Lord

  1. So true.Too often we are so comfortable and content that we hardly think about God, until He disturbs us. Disturb me O Lord! Thank you Janelle for another great blog.


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