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 Sir Francis Drake's Prayer (1577)

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PostSubject: Sir Francis Drake's Prayer (1577)   Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:34 am

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 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 back the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.
This we ask in the name of our Captain,
Who is Jesus Christ.
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PostSubject: Re: Sir Francis Drake's Prayer (1577)   Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:30 am

This an absolute GEM!!!
Thank you so much for posting!
God Bless you! clap

Truly, all is vanity and there is nothing new under the sun, it a humble privilege to read such inspired words!
Well done, ya' big hearted kaw-fee chuggin' Palooka!
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PostSubject: Re: Sir Francis Drake's Prayer (1577)   Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:54 am

I appreciate your words of kindness, but I just posted this.  Sir Francis Drake wrote it and deserves all the Honor with God.
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PostSubject: Re: Sir Francis Drake's Prayer (1577)   Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:59 am

Absolutely!
Glory be to God!

B.T.W., I have reposted this on our blog for exposure to the edification of more.
https://justhappeneduponthis.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/sir-francis-drakes-prayer-1577/

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PostSubject: Re: Sir Francis Drake's Prayer (1577)   Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:07 pm

Such a beautiful prayer - for an age of absolute complacency!

Thanks for sharing!
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