Prayers on the occasion of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth Il

Almighty and Eternal God, we give you thanks and praise for the life and example of Her Majesty, Elizabeth. We give thanks for her devotion to the life of our nation, our commonwealth and our world. We give thanks for her wisdom, for her example of Christian faith and discipleship and for her dignity and integrity at all times and in all situations. We give thanks for her long and untiring service and for her example of duty and commitment.

Almighty and Eternal God, we commend her into your sure keeping, praying that she may now know your eternal love and peace. We pray for her children, her grandchildren and her great grandchildren, for all the extended royal family as they mourn her loss and grieve for her passing. We pray that you will strengthen them and comfort them in these difficult days, as they prepare to honour very publicly one whom they have loved dearly and privately.

Almighty and Eternal God, we offer our prayers in this time of national transition, praying for those who must now step up and shoulder the burden of national leadership and in particular for he who now must serve as king. We pray that you will sustain and keep them in their new roles and grant them the wisdom and insight that will enable them to lead our nation in the ways of justice and peace. We offer all our prayers in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and our Redeemer. Amen.