Launching into the deep

In every age, God of mercies beyond all telling,
You call people of faith to cast their nets
where they have not fished before,
and to draw from the plenty that you bestow
an abundance to share with those in need.

We give thanks for the generous witness of
those who have shed Mercy’s light before us.
Make our lives fruitful as we learn from them
to cast our nets in waters that wait only
for our love and courage to fathom.

These prayers originally appeared as part of the monthly reflection Imaging Mercy Today, written by Dennis Horton, a member of He Waka Tiaki, the mission team of Tiaki Manatu Mercy Ministries New Zealand. They may be reproduced and used with acknowledgment.

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