thank you for calling us at baptism to be your people
and for inviting each of us to serve you through the gift of our lives.
In response to your call we again say, “Yes.”
Keep us faithful to your mission and our vocation.
And, gracious Lord, we ask that you inspire more women and men
of faith and compassion to ministry, service, and leadership.
Fill them with your Spirit of wisdom and grace
to proclaim the Good News,
to bring peace and hope into their situations,
and to witness your presence among us.
May those who are already opening themselves to your call
be encouraged and strengthened
to take your love into our communities with joyful and hopeful hearts.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
*composed by the brilliant Trystan Owain Hughes