ocean The below is a closing prayer I listened to at church Sunday evening. It particularly resonated with me. I'm not a habitual church-mouse but when I do go, it reaffirms just how good it can be for the soul. I hope it resonates with you also:

Disturb us, O Holy One,

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 have sailed too close to shore.


Disturb us, O Holy One,

when with the abundance of the things we possess,

we have lost our thirst for the water of life.


Stir us, O Holy One,

to dare more boldly, to venture on wilder seas,

where storms will show your power;

where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars.


Stir us, O Holy One,

push back the horizons of our hopes

and push us into future in strength, courage, hope and love. Amen.