It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle.
Please join us in prayer:
O MERCIFUL God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the resurrection and the life; in whom whosoever believeth shall live, though he die; and whosoever liveth, and believeth in him, shall not die eternally; who also hath taught us (by his holy Apostle Saint Paul) not to be sorry, as men without hope, for them that sleep in him: We meekly beseech thee, O Father, to raise us from the death of sin unto the life of righteousness; that, when we shall depart this life, we may rest in him, as our hope is thy servant Prince Philip doth; and that, at the general resurrection in the last day, we may be found acceptable in thy sight; and receive that blessing which thy well-beloved Son shall then pronounce to all that love and fear thee, saying, Come, ye blessed children of my Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world. Grant this, we beseech thee, O merciful Father, through Jesus Christ, our Mediator and Redeemer. Amen.
WE commend, O Lord, to thy fatherly goodness Elizabeth our Queen and all the members of the Royal Family: Send to them thy Holy Spirit to comfort, help, and strengthen them; and give them a sure and steadfast trust in thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(Prayers adapted from the Special Forms of Service in Commemoration of His Late Majesty King George VI of Blessed and Glorious Memory, 1952.)
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.