PRAYER BEFORE THE ANOINTING

LET US PRAY.

    O Lord and heavenly Father, the exalter of the humble and the strength of thy chosen, who by anointing with Oil didst of old make and consecrate kings, priests, and prophets, to teach and govern thy people Israel:

Bless and sanctify thy chosen servant ELIZABETH, who by our office and ministry is now to be anointed with this Oil, [Here the Archbishop is to lay his hand upon the Ampulla.] and consecrated Queen:

Strengthen her, O Lord, with the Holy Ghost the Comforter;

Confirm and stablish her with thy free and princely Spirit, the Spirit of wisdom and government, the Spirit of counsel and ghostly strength, the Spirit of knowledge and true godliness, and fill her, O Lord, with the Spirit of the holy fear, now and for ever;  through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.