Prayers for King Charles III

FACE Prayer for King Charles III

O Christ, Servant of servants and seeker of the lost,

bless our King Charles with the gifts of the Holy Spirit,

that as he has promised, he may with humility, love and unswerving devotion,

now serve You and those now given to him in his care all the days of his life.

May he put his trust in You,

try to do what is right,

give of his best in all that each day brings,

and draw strength from the hope in the Gospel.

Grant this for Your sake our Shepherd, Redeemer and King.


His Majesty King Charles’

First Address to the Nation

(8th September 2022)

The role and the duties of monarchy also remain, as does the sovereign’s particular relationship and responsibility toward the Church of England — the Church in which my own faith is so deeply rooted. 

In that faith, and the values it inspires, I have been brought up to cherish a sense of duty to others, and to hold in the greatest respect the precious traditions, freedoms and responsibilities of our unique history and our system of parliamentary government.

As the queen herself did with such unswerving devotion, I, too, now solemnly pledge myself, throughout the remaining time God grants me, to uphold the constitutional principles at the heart of our nation.