A Psalm of David.
The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
— Psalm 23:1-6
Dear Father God, we pray on this sad day as Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, passes into eternity. I pray that he knew You Father and Your beloved Son as his Lord and Saviour.
Dear Father in our sorrow let us mourn respectfully with our Queen and her family, who have lost a husband, father and grandfather. Comfort our dear Queen, hold her in Your arms strong in her faith.
Let this sad news be a wake up call to our country, reminding us of our mortality and need of a Holy God.
Dear Father, these things we humbly pray in the precious name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, Amen.