Recorded on a boat on the Sea of Galilee, during a pilgrimage in 2013
And passing by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Simon’s brother Andrew casting their nets in the sea. For they were fishermen.
And Jesus said to them ‘Here! Follow after me! And I will make you fishers of people.;
And immediately leaving the nets they followed him.
And having gone on a little way he saw Jacob, the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat mending the nets, and immediately he called them, and leaving their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired workers, they went after him.
Steer the ship of my life, good Lord, to your quiet harbour,
where I can be safe from the storms of sin and conflict.
Show me the course I should take.
Renew in me the gift of discernment,
so that I can always see the right direction in which I should go.
And give me the strength and the courage to choose the right course,
even when the sea is rough and the waves are high,
knowing that through enduring hardship and danger in your name
we shall find comfort and peace.
Basil of Caesarea (c.329-379)