Prayers for Queen Elizabeth II from religious leaders across the United States
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Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, is under medical supervision, with her team expressing “concern” for her health at this time, Buckingham Palace said on September 8, 2022.
The Queen has been on the throne for 70 years.
She is 96 years old.
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As people around the world await updates on the Queen and pray for her health and that of her entire family, faith leaders in the United States have shared their thoughts and prayers with Fox News Digital.
South Carolina Prayers
“We pray for the well-being of Queen Elizabeth, who – as queen of her people for over 70 years – has been a source of stability in a rotating world,” the father said. Jeffrey Kirby, pastor of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Indian Land, South Carolina, told Fox News Digital in an email Thursday.
“We pray that God will restore him to health and give him renewed strength,” the father said. Kirby continued.
“We pray for the Queen’s comfort as the God of all comfort can daily encourage her in the deepest way.”
“As a world leader, she is a symbol of unity and shared solidarity of humanity. May God bless her and strengthen her for continued service.”
Prayers from Washington, DC
“We send the heartfelt prayers of our nearly one million members of Health Care Sharing Ministries to Queen Elizabeth, a leader of great dignity and grace, and her family at this difficult time,” said Katy Talento, executive director of the Alliance of Shared Health Care Ministries, in greater Washington, D.C.
Talento also told Fox News Digital on Thursday, “We pray for God’s comfort to all who know and love her, and we pray for her speedy recovery.”
Seattle Area Prayers
Jesse Bradley, pastor of Grace Community Church near Seattle, told Fox News Digital via email that “prayer is powerful, and God listens to us when we pour out our hearts to Him.”
He offered several ways to pray for Queen Elizabeth II as she faces a concerning health issue.
“Wisdom for the doctors who are assessing his condition and making critical treatment decisions” is one way we can pray, Pastor Bradley said.
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Additionally, he said, people can pray for “the Queen’s comfort, for the God of all comfort can daily encourage her in the deepest way.”
He also said, “Peace to her friends and family who care so much about her,” is another way to pray. “The peace of God guards our hearts and minds. Jesus is the Prince of Peace.”
He added that people can also pray for “perseverance for the queen, and that she would truly know how much she is loved” – and also, “salvation for the queen and that she would trust Jesus and remain. with him”.
“We can all come together as a global community and unite in prayer together.”
“At times like this, we can all come together as a global community and unite in prayer,” he added.
“Keep praying for the Queen and others you know who are hurting and suffering.”
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Quoting the Bible’s Psalm 46:1, Pastor Bradley added, “God is our refuge, our strength, and an ever-present help in times of trouble. »
Another religious leader also offered his thoughts and prayers for the Queen.
North Carolina Prayers
“Like most Americans, I am both grateful that the queens and kings of Britannia no longer rule our homeland, and at the same time am fascinated by the bond the English monarchy brings to our common ancestry,” he said. said Judge Phil Ginn, presiding. of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina
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“As beloved Queen Elizabeth’s health appears to be declining, my prayer is for her well-being both in this world and in the next to come,” he continued.
“As England prepares for the inevitable transition from one monarch to another, may the new king rule with the same modesty, morality, wisdom and kindness to the people of England that marked Queen Elizabeth’s long reign. .”
“God Save the Queen!” he added.