We mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II, giving thanks for her life of service to the nation and Commonwealth for over 70 years.

Her life was underpinned by her own personal faith in God, something she relied on as as she fulfilled her calling in many ways, becoming a respected head of state at home and abroad.

Let us pray for members of her family as they grieve the loss of a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother; equally, holding our communities before God as we share their sense of loss.

Creator God,
We give thanks for the life of Her Most Gracious Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
We honour her life of service built on a firm foundation of faith and an exemplary commitment to duty.
Comfort those who mourn and bring peace to those in distress.
We offer our prayer in the name of Jesus Christ our Saviour.

(prayer from https://www.methodist.org.uk/…/her-majesty-queen…/)