Monday, December 19, 2011

Disturb Us, Oh, Lord!

I have just translated a program with Dr. Berry Black, chaplain of the US Senate. He wrote this prayer and I thought it is really appropriate for the end of the year.

Disturb us, oh, Lord, 
when we are too well pleased with ourselves;
when our dreams come true 
because we have dreamed too little;
when we arrived safely simply
because we have sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us when with the abundance of the things we posses,
we lose our thirst for the waters of life
and having fallen in love with life,
we cease to dream of eternity
and in our effort to build a new earth,
we permit our vision of a New Heaven to dim.
Disturb us, today, more boldly,
to venture on wider seas 
where storms will show Your mastery;
when losing sight of land, 
we will find Your stars.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Raluca! This was just what I needed this morning!

    Have a blessed day in the Lord!