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Psalm 21

1 In your strength the king rejoices, O Lord,
    and in your help how greatly he exults!
2 You have given him his heart’s desire,
    and have not withheld the request of his lips.Selah
3 For you meet him with rich blessings;
    you set a crown of fine gold on his head.
4 He asked you for life; you gave it to him—
    length of days for ever and ever.
5 His glory is great through your help;
    splendour and majesty you bestow on him.
6 You bestow on him blessings for ever;
    you make him glad with the joy of your presence.
7 For the king trusts in the Lord,
    and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved.

8 Your hand will find out all your enemies;
    your right hand will find out those who hate you.
9 You will make them like a fiery furnace
    when you appear.
The Lord will swallow them up in his wrath,
    and fire will consume them.
10 You will destroy their offspring from the earth,
    and their children from among humankind.
11 If they plan evil against you,
    if they devise mischief, they will not succeed.
12 For you will put them to flight;
    you will aim at their faces with your bows.

13 Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength!
    We will sing and praise your power.

Collect

Eternal God,
we remember before you Charles,
King of England;
may we prize the authority you give us
and use it wisely
Amen.

Thanksgiving

Thank Him for 3 things that happened today (Good or Not!)

Prayer

Our Father,
your will be done
on earth as in heaven.

Look kindly on our world, our God,
as we suffer and struggle with one another.
Look kindly on your Church,
driven by the same necessity;
and may the light we have seen in Jesus
illuminate and brighten all the world.
Amen

The Blessing

May Christ the Son of God, gladden our hearts
with the good news of God’s Kingdom.
Amen

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.