Luke 5:1-11 Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, 2 he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. 4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 Simon answered, “Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.” 6 When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. 8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!” 9 For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; 10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” 11 When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.
Psalm 90 A Prayer of Moses, the man of God 1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. 3 You turn us back to dust, and say, “Turn back, you mortals.” 4 For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past, or like a watch in the night. 5 You sweep them away; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning; 6 in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers. 7 For we are consumed by your anger; by your wrath we are overwhelmed. 8 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your countenance. 9 For all our days pass away under your wrath; our years come to an end like a sigh. 10 The days of our life are seventy years, or perhaps eighty, if we are strong; even then their span is only toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away. 11 Who considers the power of your anger? Your wrath is as great as the fear that is due you. 12 So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart. 13 Turn, O Lord! How long? Have compassion on your servants!
Prayers for January 24th, 2021 GRIEVING: Carolyn Thelin and family in the passing of her daughter-in-law The family and friends of Bob Voss, Jenifer Thompson’s uncle OUR COUNTRY Our countries leaders for the gift of discernment of your will in all they do ILLNESS & RECOVERY: Miki-daughter-in-law of Phillis Smith Lydia Shodin-Many extra prayers for Lydia as she starts a 3-way attack on her cancer Tammy Randal-cancer, niece of Phillis Franks-Smith Charlene Rogers Jim Lutz-former husband of Janet Wheeler-needs extra prayers Grace-friend of Linda Van Riper. Grace continues to need extra prayers Ryan Van Riper Kaye Andrus, on hospice at home Bobbie Hickman for cancer-sister of Dot Lee’s friend Scott, friend of Sandy Burger, in ICU for kidney failure, and wife Sherri Gary Keller as he continues to heal from cancer surgery Sean Aust-kidney transplant, son of a friend of Dot Lee Matthew-responding negativity to chemo-family friend of Sandy Berger Tom-recovery from surgery-a friend of Gail Saxowsky Barbara Gust Ottilie Bergh-newborn daughter of Ollie & Ericka Bergh, for continued improvement