King Charles

posted 30 Jan 2014, 01:31 by
Charles the Martyr was King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1625 - 1649. Charles was offered his life if he abandoned the historic Church of England. He refused, giving up his life for the future of the Church of England and as a result is regarded by many members of the Church of England as a martyr.

King of kings and Lord of lords,
whose faithful servant Charles
prayed for those who persecuted him
and died in the living hope of your eternal kingdom:
grant us by your grace so to follow his example
that we may love and bless our enemies,
through the intercession of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.