And Jesus said to them: “Come after me, and I will make you become fishers of men”.
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
OUTLINE: In modern language, a disciple is an apprentice to Jesus. We try to be like him, doing what he would do if he were us. Our culture with its many distractions tempts us into apathy.
Our Lord gave a simple mission to the first disciples which is handed down to us. We are praying for all believers to see themselves as disciples who obediently make disciples of others.
Ask God who you should be making into disciples.
Lord Jesus, I am following you. I am your apprentice. Help me today to follow your pattern of life for me. May my apathy be replaced by desire and willingness to be a radical disciple. Teach me how to make disciples of others. Holy Spirit give us a new simplicity in the Body of Christ to focus our energies on making disciples. And show me who you have placed in my life so that I can help them follow you. Amen
You may like to start a prayer journal for the people you are praying for. Ask Jesus who he has put around you in your life so that you can be His disciples together. They might not all be his followers yet! Ask him how you can grow together in following him. Make some notes so that next week you can seek how things are progressing.