September 7, 2023, Thursday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time-A

Colossians 1:9-14

Psalm 98

Luke 5:1-11

…you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will…  Col 1:9

…they left everything and followed him.  Luke 5:11

Lord, it is amazing how Peter and the others made such a smooth career change from fishermen to disciples. They stepped out in faith to listen to you when you asked them to fish in the daytime. They must have asked themselves what does a carpenter know about fishing?  Nevertheless, even after a record-breaking catch of fish, they walked away from it and followed you on a journey to where they did not know. Where did this trust and faith come from? Lord, I believe you had been preparing Peter for this moment from birth. Each day, unknown to him, you led and guided him to be ready for your call. Lord, I believe you are forming and preparing me each day to follow the will of our Father. As Peter will one day say: “depart from me Lord for I am a sinful man.” Open my heart like you did to your first disciples to be ready when you ask me to take a risk or make a change. Let me not be afraid to put out into deep water. I completely trust in you and am confident in your guidance and care for me.  Amen.