Please join us in these special prayers, written for the platinum jubilee celebrations by our volunteer prayer advocate, Martyn Payne.
For ideas on ways to celebrate with all-age communities and older people, check out our Messy Church and Messy Vintage resources.
you are God above all nations, rulers and leaders,
and so we thank you
for the faithful service of Elizabeth, our Queen,
in this her platinum jubilee year.
Grant her grace
to fulfil her coronation vows to you as our earthly ruler.
Strengthen her faith;
deepen her life of prayer;
bless her example of godliness;
and magnify her experience of your love;
that she may continue to be
a beacon of stability and hope
for our country.
In the name of Jesus, we pray.
we are urged in your word
to pray for all in authority,
that we might live peaceful and quiet lives,
in all godliness and holiness.
Thank you for answering these prayers
for Elizabeth, our Queen,
and for her example of godly living
and sacrificial service over 70 years.
Please continue to shelter her with your everlasting love
in this jubilee year,
and inspire and bless her life,
that, at the last,
you may say of her,
‘Well done, good and faithful servant.’
Thank you, Sovereign Lord,
for our Queen’s commitment
to loyal service and godly living
that has inspired us through her long reign.
Bless and keep her in this, her platinum jubilee year,
with your steadfast and unfailing love,
to the end of her days.
For your glory and the growth
of your kingdom on earth.
in this week, when we celebrate the work of volunteers
and also pray for the coming of God’s kingdom,
thank you for the life of Elizabeth our Queen,
who offers us an example
of service and prayer.
Help us likewise to give sacrificially
and to pray without ceasing
that your will may be done on earth, as it is in heaven.