Queen 60th anni Coronatiopn prayer, June 2013

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undefinedWith the approval of the Queen, a special prayer has been incorporated in the Service of Thanksgiving for the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty's Coronation in Westminster Abbey to be held on Tuesday 4 June.The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have commended it for use in either traditional or modern language versions (see below) throughout the Church of England. Other churches are also welcome to use this prayer. PICTURED - the Queen on a visit to Birkenhead in 1991.

Traditional language:

Almighty God,
who through anointing with the oil of gladness at the hands of priests and prophets
dost strengthen thy chosen servants with the gifts of thy Holy Spirit:
be pleased to accept our joyful praise as with united voice
we give thanks for the long and glorious reign
of our Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth;
and to receive our humble prayer that, by renewing thy blessings,
thou wilt pour upon her thy choicest gifts,
and upon all thy people the spirit of humility and service,
shown forth in the life and death of him who is the anointed King of all,
our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Amen.

Modern language:

Almighty God,
at the hands of priests and prophets
you anoint your chosen servants with the oil of gladness
and strengthen them with the gifts of your Holy Spirit:
accept our joyful praise as with united voice
we give thanks for the long and glorious reign
of our Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth.
Renewing your blessings, pour on her your choicest gifts, 
and on all your people the spirit of humility and mutual service
shown in the life and death of him who is the anointed King of all,
our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Amen.