9th May, 2021

Something to Think About

Evesham Editorial 18th Apr, 2021

WHEN a public figure dies, it is amazing just how much you really did not know about that person.

Over the past week so much has been said and written about Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

I had never met him, but I always admired him for his stalwart attitude to life and to all that went on around him.

Having had to relinquish a promising career in the Navy when Princess Elizabeth became our Queen, he has been her constant strength for over seventy years, and I am sure he gave her so much useful advice and help.

Throughout the decades there have been countless photographs showing the look of love that the Queen and the Duke had for each other.

Truly there was a bond between them that came from a mutual love of the Living God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

These Prayers of Thanksgiving for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh have been read in churches this week.

Eternal God, our heavenly Father, we bless your Holy name for all that you have given us in and through the life of Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

We give you thanks for his long and full life; for his strength of character; and for his devotion and service to family, Nation and Commonwealth.

We praise You for his generosity; for the many contributions he made to our national life; and the encouragement he gave to so many, especially to the young.

Something to Think About is supplied by Churches Together in Evesham and District

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