A Reading from Matthew's Gospel
...Jesus told his disciples to get into their boat and cross to the other side of the lake while he stayed to get the people started home.
Then afterwards he went up into the hills to pray. Night fell, and out on the lake the disciples were in trouble. For the wind had risen and they were fighting heavy seas.
About four o'clock in the morning Jesus came to them, walking on the water! They screamed in terror, for they thought he was a ghost.
But Jesus immediately spoke to them, reassuring them. "Don't be afraid!" he said.
Then Peter said to him: "Sir, if it is really you, tell me to come over to you, walking on the water."
"All right" the Lord said, "come along!"
So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he looked around at the high waves, he was terrified and began to sink.
"Save me Lord!" he shouted.
Instantly Jesus reached out his hand and rescued him.
"O man of little faith" the Lord said, "Why did you doubt me?"
And when they had climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped.