Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Queen's Diamond Jubilee Prayers
There is an official prayer for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, here is it with its introduction.
The following Prayer, written at The Queen's direction by the Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral for Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee, will be used in the Jubilee Thanksgiving Service in St Paul's Cathedral on Tuesday, 5 June. The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have commended it for use throughout the Church of England.
God of time and eternity, whose Son reigns as servant, not master; we give you thanks and praise that you have blessed this Nation, the Realms and Territories with ELIZABETH, our beloved and glorious Queen. In this year of Jubilee, grant her your gifts of love and joy and peace as she continues in faithful obedience to you, her Lord and God and in devoted service to her lands and peoples, and those of the Commonwealth, now and all the days of her life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
But for me this prayer is all a bit formal, great for use in church services but not easy for kids to use or for any of us to remember if we want to pray personally. So I thought I'd have a go at writing a prayer that I could memorise and teach to kids.
Dear God, thank you for giving our Queen such a long reign. Please be with her this year as she celebrates. Keep her safe and well to do your work and let her know how much we love her. Amen.