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The Church of England’s prayer for King Charles III

The Church of England has written a special prayer for its Supreme Governor following his diagnosis for cancer.

Just hours after His Majesty confirmed he is being treated for cancer, the Church issued a prayer for his recovery and care.

The prayer is ”Father of mercies, grant to Charles our King, comfort and sure confidence in you, and keep him in perpetual peace and safety, through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

King Charles was diagnosed with cancer in recent days. It followed treatment for a benign prostate condition. During the process of treating his enlarged prostate, His Majesty’s doctors investigated a separate issue which led to the cancer being found.

On February 5th 2024, The King began a regular schedule of treatment. His diagnosis was revealed soon afterwards.

The King’s doctors have advised him to step back from public facing engagements while he is treated.

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Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.