Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Pocket Book of Prayers

This has been a great little book edited by Jim Palmer.

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 shore.
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 into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

Sir Francis Drake

God of your goodness,
give me yourself,
for you are sufficient for me....
If I were to ask anything less
I should always be in want,
for in you alone do I have all.

Julian of Norwich

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