Prayer on the Death of the Monarch

Almighty and gracious God, you have established all earthly authorities as your servants, through whom you care for all people. We give you heartfelt thanks for the faithfulness of your servant, our late Sovereign Lady Elizabeth, whom you have graciously called to yourself after a long and full life. We thank you for sustaining her throughout her many years of service; for her steadfast devotion to her duty; and especially for the gift of faith in your Son, Jesus Christ. Receive her into your everlasting arms and grant her the blessed rest of all who trust in you.

Comfort all who mourn, and lead them to place their hope and consolation in the promises of the Gospel.

Grant wisdom, strength and integrity to our Sovereign Lord King Charles that, upon his ascension to the throne, he continue to serve this nation with the same diligence he witnessed in his mother. Grant him true faith in you, that he may be devoted to you with his whole heart, and persevering in good works may, by your grace, come to your everlasting kingdom.

Continue to keep this nation under your care, that we may live in peace and quietness; that we may be an example and support to the nations of the world; and that the Gospel of peace may continue to have free rein throughout the dominions of the crown and the Commonwealth; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, the King of kings and only ruler of Princes, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.