Legion HQ, USA
20 April 2006
London SW1A 1AA
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Order of Centurions, a Christian fellowship, salutes you on the occasion of your 80th birthday. The Order is dedicated to Christian soldiers in every age, and we remember your service in World War II in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, and your continuing service as a Christian Regent and the Defender of the Faith.
I have bid the prayers of the Order on this occasion citing a prayer from your coronation:
who providest for thy people by thy power,
and rulest over them in love:
Grant unto this thy servant ELIZABETH, our Queen,
the Spirit of wisdom and government,
that being devoted unto thee with her whole heart,
she may so wisely govern,
that in her time thy Church may be in safety,
and Christian devotion may continue in peace;
that so persevering in good works unto the end,
she may by thy mercy come to thine everlasting kingdom;
through Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee
in the unity of the Holy Ghost,
one God for ever and ever. Amen.
GOD SAVE QUEEN ELIZABETH.
Lt. Col., (Ret.) U.S. Army
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