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We give thanks for the life of Your servant Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

She assumed the title of Queen in 1952 after her father's death and reigned for more than 70 years until her death on Sept. 8, 2022, making her the longest-reigning monarch in British history. 

Gracious God,
 
We thank you for the life of your servant Elizabeth; for her faithfulness to your gospel through her words, example and humble service.
 
We remember with gratitude her gentle diplomacy, her wise leadership and guidance in a changing world, and the glimpses into her sense of humour.
 
She has been a gracious and godly Queen, and so we commend her back to you: May she rest in peace and rise in glory. 
 
We pray too for the Royal Family as they grieve over the loss of a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, especially for Charles as he becomes King, and we lift up to you all in this country and across the commonwealth in this time of national mourning and change.
 
Bless us with your peace, we pray, today and always, Amen.  
Lynn Green
General Secretary of our Baptist Union

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