Disturb us, Lord

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 an 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 us into the future in strength, courage, hope and love 

(Attributed to Sir Francis Drake)