21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022
The Queen was the longest serving monarch in British history and the news of her death has been received with great sadness. She has served as Head of State for our nation for over 70 years.
Throughout her life, the Queen has always spoken openly about her strong faith and how this has helped guide and sustain her. Many people have been greatly blessed and encouraged by The Queen’s willingness to share her faith so publicly, and now, we share in her family’s and our nation’s grief at the passing of this great lady of passion and faith.
One constant feature across the decades was the Queen’s Christmas message. Continuing her grandfather’s innovation of an inspiring broadcast to the public, she annually addressed her personal greetings to a global audience. Her messages reflected both her public concern for the nations that made up the Commonwealth as well as her private faith.
Visit to Papua New Guinea
The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and The Princess Royal visited Papua New Guinea in 1974, and Her Majesty and His Royal Highness returned for the Silver Jubilee in 1977, arriving in the capital Port Moresby, and later visiting Popondetta and Alotau. They returned again in 1982.
Please join us in praying for the Queen’s family at this time. They have lost a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Join us in thanking God for her life and for her faith.
As we see many tributes being made to her life let us remember and pray the words of Jesus in Matthew 5 when He said
‘Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted’.
We know that in times of loss and grief, the Lord is the Great Comforter, and He sustains everyone who turn to Him.