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Prayers for the Repose of the Queen

Prayers for the Repose of the Queen

The Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales has released the following selection of prayers for the repose of the soul of Her Majesty the Queen.

For the happy repose of HM The Queen
Almighty God,
You are the author and sustainer of all human life;
grant that your servant, Elizabeth our Queen,
whom you granted a long and happy reign as Monarch of these lands
may be forgiven her sins and rewarded with that eternal life
promised to all those born again
in the water of baptism and power of your Spirit.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, forever and ever, Amen.

Eternal rest, grant to her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.
may she rest in peace. Amen.

May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen

Psalm 121 – A Song of Ascents
I lift up my eyes to the mountains;
from where shall come my help?
My help shall come from the Lord who made heaven and earth.
May he never allow you to stumble!
Let him sleep not your guard.
No, he sleeps not nor slumbers, Israel’s guard.
The Lord your guard and your shade;
at your right side he stands.
By day the sun shall not smite you,
nor the moon in the night.
The Lord will guard you from evil;
he will guard your soul.
The Lord will guard your going and coming,
both now and forever.

Canticle of Simeon (Luke 2:29-32)
At last, all-powerful Master,
you give leave to your servant
to go in peace, according to your promise.
For my eyes have seen your salvation
which you have prepared for all nations,
the light to enlighten the Gentiles
and give glory to Israel, your people.

Prayer for the Royal Family
Almighty God, source of all consolation,
we pray for the members of the Royal Family
who mourn the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
Uphold them in your love
and pour out on them the consolation of your healing Spirit.
Let them find in your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ
comfort in their sadness,
certainty in their doubt
and courage to live through this hour.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for the King
O God, to whom every human power is subject,
Grant to your servant His Majesty the King
wisdom in the exercise of his high office,
so that, always revering to you and striving to please you,
he may constantly secure and preserve
for the people entrusted to his care
the freedom that comes from unity and peace.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, forever and ever, Amen.