The Big Lunch as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Grace
The grace reads:
“O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, we give You thanks for the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth; for her steadfast faith and for her royal service to this nation and all the peoples of the Commonwealth.
Bless the food before us and the people beside us; may the sharing of this meal strengthen our communities, and nurture the bonds between us of friendship, hope and trust.
We ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ who reigns as Servant of all. Amen.”
I AM THE GIVER OF GREAT WISDOM
“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault.” (James 1:5)
We decree that at this time of joy and celebration, honour and moral authority continue to be given to the Monarchy.
Aaronic Blessing (see below)
We bless all members of the Royal Family to know the One true God through His son Jesus Christ. We bless them to love and trust Him, walk in His wisdom and bring glory to His name.
The Lord’s Prayer and the Prayer of Protection (see below)
A Prayer of Blessing
We bless you that justice and righteousness might take their proper place within your boundaries. We stand in the mighty name of Jesus and bless you Portrush. That you might prosper under the mighty hand of God.
We bless you that the favour of the Lord might rest upon you and give you peace.
We bless you that the Father’s compassion might fall upon your people.
We bless your poor that they might be lifted up.
We bless you that the knowledge of Jesus might come in amongst you like a flood.
We bless the people of God in (name of city) that they might rise up with servant authority and become a people of blessing.
We bless you that the joy of the Lord might be your strength. Amen.
The Lord bless you and keep you,
The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you.
The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
So they will put My Name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.
Prayer of Protection
Almighty Father, we come to You in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ, and in that mighty Name we break the power of every strategy and assignment sent against the British Isles and Ireland. We pray the mighty covering of the Living Blood of Jesus Christ over our villages, towns and cities, over our coastlands, seaports and airports.
We ask that You release the angelic host to protect us from every attack and lift each citizen above every circumstance and crisis. We affirm the finished work of Christ over all demonic forces and decree that no weapon formed against the plans and purposes for the British Isles and Ireland will prosper, and we decree that no longer will violence be heard in our land, or destruction within our borders.
We bless the atmosphere to be charged with peace and order. Amen.
(Isaiah 54:17 & 60:18)