Sunday, January 18, 2015

Disturb Us Lord Prayer by Sir Francis Drake

Disturb Us, Lord, a prayer written in the 15th century by the famous sea captain and explorer Sir Francis Drake, is a striking appeal to God.
Drake, who is famous for circumnavigating the globe wrote this prayer in 1577.

Take time to contemplate the wisdom relected below. 
Ask God to open your heart and mind to the message these words may hold for you. What is true for your life? Ask God for His wisdom and discernment.

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,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wilder seas
Where losing sight of 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 Christ!


For further reflection:
I have listed some of the many Bible verses I felt relate to the sentiments expressed above. 

God as Supreme John 3:30Micah 6:8,
The World 1 John 2:15-172 Timothy 2:22 Deuteronomy 11:16
James 4:41 Corinthians 3:18-19,

Treasures in Heaven Matthew 6:19-21,
Matthew 6:22-24 

Build Your House on the Rock Matthew 7:24-27Psalm 25:15
Be Strong Joshua 1:7  
God's Will Romans 12:2
Your Plans Proverbs 19:21 ,Ecclesiastes 1:14,
Do Not Fear Isaiah 41:13
Wait for the Lord Psalm 27:14,
Faith Hebrews 10:39
Trust Nahum 1:7 Hebrews 13:5,

Read more here about Sir Frances Drake 

To God be the Glory!- Julie

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