Friday, June 11, 2010

A Prayer for Queen Astrid

I came across this touching memorial card with a beautiful prayer for the repose of the soul of Astrid, Queen of the Belgians. Unfortunately, there are a few words I cannot quite make out, so if anyone can read them, or knows the prayer, please let me know.

Lord, our God, Who girded, here below, the young brow of our beloved Queen with a royal crown, accord her, close to You, the imperishable crown of the elect; that the radiance of goodness of her immortal soul may protect the King, the children of the King, the Mother of the King and us, the subjects of the King. Behold our raised hands, behold our brows and our thoughts, behold our breasts and our hearts, behold us all...(we give?)...a promise of inviolable fidelity.

2 comments:

MadMonarchist said...

That is great! Do they still make items like that today? Seems like I remember seeing royal prayer cards but they were from quite some time ago. Are prayers even said at mass for the King these days?

Matterhorn said...

They still make them, but not as good as this one.

I think traditional Missals have prayers for the King, I don't know about the others.