Thursday, April 21, 2016

Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II - OFFICIAL Prayer by Bishops - Beautiful Photos and Tribute Video - SHARE

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) was born on April 21, 1926. She became Queen in 1952 of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and Head of the Commonwealth. She is also Queen of 12 independent countries: Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. Elizabeth was born in London to the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she was the eldest of their two daughters. Her father became King at the abdication of his brother Edward VIII in 1936. She married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in 1947. They have four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward. There have been 12 U.S. presidents, 7 Roman Catholic Popes, and 12 British prime ministers during her reign.  She has 30 godchildren.




OFFICIAL Release by Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops of England: 
The Bishops’ Conference establishes that, at all Sunday Masses on 11-12 June 2016, each parish prays for Her Majesty the Queen to mark her 90th birthday by including such an intention in the Bidding Prayers and by reciting at the end of Mass (after the Prayer after Communion and before the Final Blessing) the Prayer for the Queen as follows:
The Bishops’ Conference establishes that, at all Sunday Masses on 11-12 June 2016, each parish prays for Her Majesty the Queen to mark her 90th birthday by including such an intention in the Bidding Prayers and by reciting at the end of Mass (after the Prayer after Communion and before the Final Blessing) the Prayer for the Queen as follows:


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. 
Amen 


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