Ahead of the coronation of King Charles III, individuals, and churches are urged to join the Queen Consort and the entire Royal Family in prayers.
The Church of England has put together a book of daily prayers to provide a guide and set the theme ahead of the coronation of the King. The prayer book runs from Easter day, April 9, through to the day of coronation on 6 May.
Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury had commended the book, and according to his official website, he said; “We are delighted to offer this book to everyone who wishes to join us in praying for The King, The Queen Consort, and the Royal Family as they prepare for the Coronation.
“Looking ahead to this historic moment in the life of our nation, we give thanks for His Majesty The King’s example of lifelong public service to others.
“The Coronation will be a time to celebrate community, faith and service – values that are reflected in these prayers.
“Please set aside some time each day between Easter and the Coronation to pray with us for Their Majesties, the Royal family and our nation.”
The book of prayer shares some detail about the coronation ceremony and the Christian symbolism behind it, and also reflect some of the values of the King on charitable volunteering and community life
In honour of the event, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) which is the national broadcaster of the United Kingdom had announced its intention to suspend licence fee as “one-off dispensation” during the coronation week in May.