bits from bob....
Disturb us, O Lord, when we are pleased with ourselves;
When our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little,
When we have arrived in safety because we sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us, O Lord, when with the abundance of things which we possess we have lost our thirst for the water of life,
When having fallen in love with time we have ceased to dream of eternity;
And in our efforts to build a new earth, have allowed our vision of the new heaven to grow dim.
Stir us, O Lord, to dream and dare more boldly,
To venture on wide seas where storms shall show their mastery,
Where losing sight of land we shall find the stars.
Stir us, O Lord, to be mindful of the opportunities that we are faced with each day.
Many of these opportunities may seem to us as great problems, but give us the wisdom to see that they are ways to make our faith, through works, stronger.
In the name of Him who has pushed back the horizons of our hopes and invited the brave to follow Him.
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