Reading and Prayer – February 21

Mark 1:16-20

As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew 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. When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.


All praise and glory be unto you O Lord, most high.

Lord, as we bow before you with humble hearts, 

we offer our prayers to you.

What in this world can compare with you, O Lord?

Where else can we find such wisdom and power?

Who else shows us such love and compassion, and such mercy?

To whom can we go for understanding and forgiveness?

There is no one else Lord. You alone are God.

In you alone do we trust.

And so Lord, we lift your name high and worship you 

with body, soul, and spirit.

May all glory and majesty be given unto you, Father, Son, 

and Holy Spirit—blessed Trinity—now and forever. Amen.