05 April 2010

A Prayer.

I know I've already shared this prayer by Sir Francis Drake in my old blogs,
but I want to post this again. It's such a beautiful prayer.

Disturb us, O Lord
when we are too well-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, O Lord
when with the abundance of things 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,
we have allowed our vision of Heaven to grow dim.

Stir us, O Lord
to dare more boldly, to venture into wider seas
where storms show Thy mastery,
where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars.
In the name of Him who pushed back the horizons of our hopes
and invited the brave to follow.


Happy Easter, everyone!

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Photo: Bird taking flight. Tagaytay Highlands.

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Meikah April 5, 2010 at 7:01 PM  

Oh, I LOVE this prayer, Ai! Let me copy it, ok?

I've made some revelations about the Holy Week too (posted it on my blog). Help me pray that I can commit to my resolve.

Happy Easter to you, too! :)

Aileen Siroy April 5, 2010 at 7:25 PM  

Hi Mei! Sure, copy!

Read your blog, will leave a comment there. :)
I could relate. :)

leen April 9, 2010 at 6:22 PM  

I love reading it all over again, Ai. Such powerful words. Can I pray this for myself too? I plan to repost this on my blog with your permission. (^_^)

Aileen Siroy April 10, 2010 at 2:52 AM  

Sure, Leen. You are welcome to re-post this. :)

Liza April 11, 2010 at 9:56 AM  

I SOOOO love the photo! Maayo kaayo nimo pagka-stitch, Ai! I love the prayer too. Hope you had a great Easter!

Aileen Siroy April 14, 2010 at 12:54 PM  

Thank you, Liz! I had so many tries before I was able to capture this sequence. It was worth it. :)

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