Prayer of thanksgiving for the life of Her Majesty the Queen

Great and gracious God,

We give thanks to you for the life of your servant Queen Elizabeth II.

We thank you for her life of service, her faithfulness and her kindness.

She has consistently shown us the values of goodness, courage and strength.

Lord, we give thanks.

We thank you for her witness to you,

her clear and positive faith,

her reliance on prayer,

and her life that demonstrated forgiveness, hope and perseverance.

Lord, we give thanks.

We thank you for the time she gave to others,

for the hope she imparted and for the dutiful leadership she demonstrated so often.

Thank you, Jesus, for your servant who lived a life of love, faith and hope -

a follower of Jesus who pointed others to you and lived as an example of salt and light in the world,

Now at peace in you.

Lord, we give thanks.

We pray now for her family, loved ones and others who will feel her passing most keenly.

Lord may your comfort and peace be with them.

In Jesus name,