Last Sunday June Cooper shared a beautiful prayer with us.

Sir Walter Raleigh, the great English naval explorer, has a prayer attributed to him. It speaks deeply to urban and justice ministry:

Disturb us, Lord, when we are too pleased with ourselves;

when our dreams have become true because we dreamed too small;

when we arrived safely because we sailed to 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.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare boldly; to venture on wider seas

Where storms will show your mastery, not ours;

Where in losing sight of land we shall find the stars.

This we ask in the name of our captain, who is Jesus Christ.