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This is a wonderful prayer attributed to an early Anglican explorer, Sir Francis Drake, whose chaplain held an Anglican service on the shores of the West Coast in 1579.

 

 

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,

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, to venture on wilder seas where storms will show your mastery,- where losing sight of the 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.

 

Amen

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