Heavenly Father, we thank you for the witness and ministry of the bishops, priests and deacons and consecrated men and women in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

Continue to send labourers into your harvest. Inspire the hearts of your people to answer your call to the priesthood, the diaconate and to the religious life.

Bless our families with a spirit of generosity and may those you call have the courage to give themselves to your Church in faith.

Send your Holy Spirit upon me to guide me in my own vocation. Enlighten my mind to show me what you want of me; fill my heart with the determination to answer your call in faith, hope and love.

Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.