Prayer for the Queen

The following invocation and prayer is said in England after High Mass on a Sunday:

V.  Domine, salvam fac reginam Elisabeth.

R.  Et exaudi nos in die, qua invocaverimus te.

V.  O Lord, save Elizabeth our Queen.

R.  And hear us in the day when we call upon Thee.


QUAESUMUS, omnipotens Deus, ut famula tua Elisabeth regina nostra, quae tua miseratione suscepit regni gubernacula, virtutum etiam omnium percipiat incrementa; quibus decenter ornata, et vitiorum monstra devitare, (hostes superare,) et ad te, qui via, veritas, et vita es, cum principe consorte et prole regia, gratiosa valeat pervenire: per Christum Dominum nostrum.

R.  Amen.

Let us pray.

WE BESEECH Thee, almighty God, that Thy servant Elizabeth our Queen, who has been called by Thy mercy to rule over this kingdom, may also receive from Thee an increase of all virtues. Fittingly adorned with these, may she be able to shun all evildoing, (in time of war: to conquer her enemies) and, finally, being well pleasing before Thee, together with her consort and the royal family, attain unto Thee who art the Way, the Truth and the Life. Through Chirst Our Lord.

R.  Amen.