We express our great sorrow at the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and give thanks for the life and faith of ‘our gracious Sovereign Lady’.
She has been a tower of strength through tumultuous times to so many, giving quiet testimony to her faith in Christ her constant refuge and hope. We praise God for the servant heart of her late Majesty, for her humility after the manner of her Saviour, her love of the Holy Scriptures given to her at her Coronation and her demonstration of the love of God to her peoples in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth.
We thank God for her ministry as Supreme Governor of the Church of England rejoicing always in the unchanging gospel of the Prince of Peace.
We pray for His Majesty the King and all the members of the royal family, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as they grieve.
We pray that as the royal succession takes place they may know the sustaining and comforting presence of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
We mourn and grieve but not as those without hope.
Keith Sinclair, National Director, Church of England Evangelical Council