Prayers from the Coronation of King Charles III.

Taken from the Coronation Liturgy

Greeting and Introduction by the Archbishop of Canterbury:

Dearly beloved,

we are gathered to offer worship and praise to Almighty God;

to celebrate the life of our nations; to pray for Charles, our King;

to recognise and to give thanks for his life of service to this nation,

to the realms, and to the Commonwealth;

and to witness with joy his crowning and anointing,

as he is set apart and consecrated for the service of his people.

Let us dedicate ourselves alike, in body, mind, and spirit,

to a renewed faith, a joyful hope, and a commitment to serve one

another in love.

A reading from Colossians 1:9-17

For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;  strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

Archbishop of Canterbury:

Let us pray

Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour:

look with favour upon thy servant Charles our King,

and bestow upon him such gifts of wisdom and love

that we and all thy people

may live in peace and prosperity

and in loving service one to another;

to thine eternal glory,

who with the Father and the Holy Spirit

reigns supreme over all things,

one God, now and for ever.