On the 6th February this year, the Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. As a result of this, there have been 4 days of celebration, including public events and activities.
This is a remarkable achievement. Especially as she has been through an awful lot. She has faced national crisis, threats to the Monarchy, personal trials, as well as family problems. On top of that, problems with the media, people who oppose her, and yet she has always been dedicated to her role, taking her vows with a great deal of seriousness. She has always remained dignified and true to her role as Queen.
I personally thank God for her because she has taken her responsibility to the highest
level. Whether you hold that view or not, we as Christians have a responsibility to her. The Bible makes it very clear that we are to pray for all our leaders who are in authority over us.
1 Timothy 2. v1-2: “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people — 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”
What do we pray for when we pray for our leaders? Well, first, we pray that all
leaders will have their eyes opened, and that they will receive salvation. This is not just for the good of their souls, or for the glory of God, but it’s then that they will see that it’s righteous ness that exalts a nation. I am told that the Queen is a Christian, whether this is true or not, we should continue to pray for her soul.
Secondly, when we pray for our leaders, think of the burdens they must go through.
Some may argue that they are privileged people. And while this maybe, they still must
go through burdens.
Thirdly, pray for their protection, that God will guide them and help them to see, that their role is to uphold and maintain justice, that we may continue to live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
God save the Queen.
Yours in Christ,