Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has issued a specially revised prayer for the Royal Family to mark The Queen’s 90th Birthday for one Sabbath only.
‘He who gives salvation to kings and dominion to princes, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom – may He bless;
OUR SOVEREIGN LADY QUEEN ELIZABETH
PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH
CHARLES PRINCE OF WALES
AND ALL THE ROYAL FAMILY
May the supreme King of kings, who in His mercy, has seen fit to preserve the Queen in life and good health beyond her ninetieth year, continue to guard her and deliver her from all trouble and sorrow. May He bless and protect Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. May He put a spirit of wisdom and understanding into her heart and into the hearts of all her counsellors, that they may uphold the peace of the realm, advance the welfare of the nation and deal kindly and justly with all the house of Israel.
We offer our gratitude for the blessings You have bestowed upon our gracious and noble Sovereign throughout the ninety years of her life. In Your infinite wisdom, You have guided the hand of Her Majesty the Queen and made her a worthy Monarch who loves peace, inspires loving-kindness and champions the finest values of our society. May she continue to reign in good health for many years to come.
In her days and in ours, may our Heavenly Father spread the tabernacle of peace over all the dwellers on earth; and may the redeemer come to Zion; and let us say Amen.’
In April Mirvis and his wife Valerie were overnight guests at Windsor Castle where they celebrated The Queen’s birthday and presented her with a gold-framed watercolour of the prayer for the Royal family on behalf of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth.