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. I urge you to read his appeal slowly.  Then read it again, slowly and contemplate his timeless sentiments 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!    (End of prayer)

For your further contemplation I have outlined the major themes reflected above. Beside each topic are Bible verses I feel relate to the sentiments expressed above.

Please enjoy the analysis below! I’d love to know any Bible Verses you would like me to add to this post  -use the comment form.

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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