The Calling of St Peter and St Andrew Jacob de Wet (I) (fl. 1632–1675) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Forgiving God, like Jonah we resist when asked to tell the story.
We find it hard to confess the name of Jesus.
We are awkward and feel inadequate.
But you have called us to speak and to act.
Like Simon and Andrew, James and John,
help us to rise up and follow wherever you lead.
Lord of surprising light, make us followers.
Lift Up Your Hearts: Worship and Spirituality; Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers,
Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew.
They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”
At once they left their nets and followed him.