Light a candle for Her Majesty the Queen

All three churches in the Parish are open today (9th September) for prayer and lighting candles:

St Mark’s, Upper Hale (near Tesco’s Express) 11:00-12:00

St George’s, Badshot Lea 9:00-4:00

St John’s, Hale, 9:00-4:00

For the rest of the week St George’s and St John’s will be open for prayer.

Below are some prayers for the Queen.

Gracious God, we give thanks
for the life of your servant Queen Elizabeth,
for her faith and her dedication to duty.
Bless our nation as we mourn her death
and may her example continue to inspire us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

God of love,
We thank you for the life of The Queen,
for her service to our nation,
and for her faith in you.
Be close to all of us who mourn,
that we may we find comfort and hope in your love,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Everlasting God, we pray for our new King.
Bless his reign and the life of our nation.
Help us to work together
so that truth and justice, harmony and fairness
flourish among us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

(for use with young children)
Loving God,
our Queen has died and people are sad.
Thank you for her long life
and her care for her people.
We pray for our new King.
Bless and guide him as his reign begins.
Amen.

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