Sunday, June 05, 2022

A Jubilee prayer for Her Majesty

"Almighty and eternal God, you uphold and govern all things both inm heaven and on earth, and by your grace alone kings and queens do reign.

We thank you for all the blessings which you have bestowed upon us throughout the reign of our sovereign lady Queen Elizabeth whom you have set over us these threescore years and ten.

We thank you for the wisdom of her guidance and her love of peace, for the care and devotion with which she has served her people, for the example of her gracious life. 

As we rejoice before you with thankful hearts, we pray that we may ever be united in love and service to one another, as people called to live according to your will, for the good of all the world, and the glory of your great name through Jesus Christ our lord. Amen."

(Prayer on the service sheet in Anglican Churches this morning. Here are the candles, among those of others, which my wife and I lit at St James' church Whitehaven after the service this morning. I prayed for the Queen in the words above as I did so.)  

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