A Collect to Hear and Respond to God’s Invitations

Lord Jesus, great shepherd to invites us into your fold, give us ears to hear your invitations, that we might respond immediately with joy to follow you, participate in your work, and be part of your kingdom as beloved servants and friends, through you who reign in heaven with the Father and Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen. ‘As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him.’ – Matthew 4:18-20