Disturb me Lord to see the plight of millions,
Homeless, starving and fighting for life each day.
Disturb me Lord when I complain about my lack
When I have no idea what lack really is!
Lord, disturb me, so that I can see past myself
And venture forth being Your hands and feet.
Help me to dream big dreams only You can bring to pass.
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 into the future in strength, courage, hope and love.
~~~Sir Francis Drake