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Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022)
The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

All good things, including the earthly life and reign of a beloved monarch, must come to an end. However, we pray that "the good work" which Almighty God began in Elizabeth "may be perfected unto the day of Jesus Christ" [see the first prayer, below]; further, may God's good work begun in Queen Elizabeth now extend to King Charles [see the second prayer, below]. In the midst of endings and new beginnings, God is not finished with us just yet.

Also at an end, at this time and for the foreseeable future, are these devotionals. Thank you for your kind interest and support.

The blessing of God Almighty be amongst us and remain with us always.

O ALMIGHTY God, the God of the spirits of all flesh: Multiply, we beseech thee, to ELIZABETH, and to all those who rest in Jesus, the manifold blessings of thy love, that the good work which thou didst begin in them may be perfected unto the day of Jesus Christ. And of thy mercy, O heavenly Father, grant that we, who now serve thee here on earth, may at the last, together with them, be partakers of the inheritance of the Saints in light; for the sake of the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, we are taught by thy holy Word, that the hearts of Kings are in thy rule and governance, and that thou dost dispose and turn them as it seemeth best to thy godly wisdom: We humbly beseech thee so to dispose and govern the heart of CHARLES thy servant, our King and Governor, that in all his thoughts, words, and works, he may ever seek thy honour and glory, and study to preserve thy people committed to his charge, in wealth, peace, and godliness: Grant this, O merciful Father, for thy dear Son’s sake, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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These devotionals are based on the Calendar of the Book of Common Prayer (1962, Canada)

The Missionary Diocese of St. Luke the Evangelist
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Hamilton, ON L8L 5G1
Canada

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