Christian Aid Offers Prayers For Queen Elizabeth And The Royal Family

The international development agency, Christian Aid, has sent its deepest condolences to the Royal Family after the announcement by Buckingham Palace that the Queen has died aged 96.

The charity’s chair and former Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, said:

“On behalf of the charity, its supporters, and churches, I offer our prayers for Queen Elizabeth and the whole Royal Family at this difficult time.

“She dedicated her life to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. We will always be grateful for her truly remarkable service.

“She leaves behind a powerful legacy, not least in championing friendship between people of all faiths and none and the diverse peoples of the world. She always promoted development of the person, communities, structures, and social wellbeing.

“For those who share a Christian faith, her own deep faith has been an inspiration – demonstrated throughout her life in her words and actions.

“During this sad time for millions, we should never forget that at the centre of national and international mourning, there is a family grieving for their much-loved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.”

Christian Aid has offered this prayer:

Faithful God 
We remember with thanksgiving and gratitude, 
the life and service of Her Majesty the Queen. 
We have been inspired by her dedication and faith, 
Her commitment to the welfare of our Nation 
And her lifelong devotion to the peoples of the Commonwealth. 
As we pray for her family and with our nation, 
May the integrity of her public service, 
Her concern for the common good 
And her steadfast commitment to good governance 
Inspire all those in public office, 
In our country and across the world, 
To uphold the rights of all peoples 
In the pursuit of justice 
And the interests of peace. 
Amen. 

Written by: Christian Aid

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