Let us pray for our clergy, for Simon and Phill here at St Martin’s, and for all who have been called to serve in ordained ministry in Walsall, and throughout our diocese. We give thanks for the dedication of your ministers, and for all that they do in facilitating and leading our worship and service. Help us to offer them real support in their work, and not to add to their burden of leadership with unnecessary grumbling and unconstructive criticism of their efforts. Bless the discussions at today’s clergy chapter meeting, and guide its decisions, that your Church may be ready to face whatever challenges lie ahead, united in faith and love. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.