Prayers for the Royal Family

Upon the death of Queen Elizabeth II on 8th September 2022, let us pray for her grieving family and for the new King.

Prayer for the Royal Family
(From the Bishops Conference of England and Wales)

Almighty God, source of all consolation,
we pray for the members of the Royal Family who mourn the loss
of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
Uphold them in your love
and pour out on them the consolation of your healing Spirit.
Let them find in your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
comfort in their sadness,
certainty in their doubt
and courage to live through this hour.
We ask this through Christ our Lord,
Prayer for the King
(From the Bishops Conference of England and Wales)

O God, to whom every human power is subject,
grant to your servant His Majesty King Charles
wisdom in the exercise of his high office,
so that, always revering you and striving to please you,
he may constantly secure and preserve
for the people entrusted to his care
the freedom that comes from unity and peace.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit
God, for ever and ever,

A Prayer for the King’s Majesty
(From CTS Divine Worship Daily Office)

O LORD, our heavenly Father, high and mighty, King of kings, Lord of lords, the only Ruler of princes, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth: most heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold our most gracious Sovereign Lord, King Charles; and so replenish him with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that he may always incline to thy will, and walk in thy way: endue him plenteously with heavenly gifts; grant him in health and wealth long to live; strengthen him that he may vanquish and overcome all his enemies; and finally after this life he may attain everlasting joy and felicity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer of Blessing for the Royal Family
(From CTS Divine Worship Daily Office)

ALMIGHTY God, the fountain of all goodness, we humbly beseech thee to bless William Prince of Wales, and all the Royal Family: Endue them with thy Holy Spirit; enrich them with thy heavenly grace; prosper them with all happiness; and bring them to thine everlasting kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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