Prayers for the Royal Wedding

Prince William and Catherine Middleton

Prince William and Catherine Middleton

As the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton approaches, both Catholic and Anglican Churches have issued special prayers to be said ahead of the special day.

The Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales has published the following:

Prayer to be said around the time of the Royal Wedding

Heavenly Father,
we ask your blessing
upon his Royal Highness, Prince William and Catherine
as they pledge their love for each other in marriage.
May your love unite them through their lives.
Grant them the strength to serve you, our country and the Commonwealth with integrity and faithfulness.
Through Christ our Lord.

The Archbishop of Canterbury has welcomed two prayers for Prince William and Catherine Middleton and all couples preparing for their wedding. These prayers have been published on The Transforming Worship website and can be used in private prayer, in groups or within public worship.

Prayer ahead of the Royal Wedding

God of all grace,
friend and companion,
look in favour on William and Catherine
and all who are made one in marriage.
In your love deepen their love
and strengthen their wills
to keep the promises they will make,
that they may continue
in life-long faithfulness to each other; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for school children praying for the Royal Wedding

Dear Jesus,
we pray for Prince William and Catherine Middleton
as they get ready for their wedding day.
Keep them safe,
make them happy
and help them
to look after each other always. Amen

Source: CBCEW/Archbishop of Canterbury

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