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Praying for the Queen on Her 90th Birthday

On 12 June, the Sunday closest to the Queen's official birthday, we are invited to pray for Her Majesty the Queen on the occasion of her 90th birthday. 

In addition to the intention for the Queen in the Bidding Prayers, the following prayer will be said at the end of Mass:

Prayer for the Queen

V.         O Lord, save Elizabeth, our Queen.
R.         And hear us on the day we call upon you.
V.         O Lord, hear my prayer.
R.         And let my cry come before you.
V.         The Lord be with you.
R.         And with your spirit.


Almighty God, we pray,
that your servant Elizabeth, our Queen,
who, by your providence has received the governance of this realm,
may continue to grow in every virtue,
that, imbued with your heavenly grace,
she may be preserved from all that is harmful and evil
and, being blessed with your favour
may, with her consort and the royal family,
come at last into your presence,
through Christ who is the way, the truth and the life
and who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.