21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022
The Queen was the longest serving monarch in British history and the news of her death has been received with great sadness. She has served as Head of the British Commonwealth for over 70 years.
Throughout her life, the Queen has always spoken openly about her strong faith and how this has helped guide and sustain her. Many people have been greatly blessed and encouraged by The Queen’s willingness to share her faith so publicly, and now, we share in her and our nation’s grief at the passing of a great lady of passion and faith.
One constant feature across the decades was the Queen’s Christmas message. Continuing her grandfather’s innovation of an inspiring broadcast to the public, she annually addressed her personal greetings to a global audience. Her messages reflected both her public concern for the nations that made up the Commonwealth as well as her private faith.
Please join us in praying for the Queen’s family at this time. They have lost a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Join us in thanking God for her life and for her faith.
As we see many tributes being made to her life let us remember and pray the words of Jesus in Matthew 5 when He said
‘Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted’.
We know that in times of loss and grief, the Lord is the Great Comforter, and He sustains everyone who turn to Him.