Church of England prayer for royal couple

April 8, 2011 11:22:10 AM PDT
The Church of England has published a prayer in advance of the royal wedding asking God's help for Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton to be faithful.

Church leaders say the prayer can be used in private prayer or in group worship.

The prayer published Thursday seeks God's help so that the couple can live in lifelong faithfulness to each other. They plan to marry April 29 at Westminster Abbey.

The new prayer seeks God's help to strengthen the couple's will and deepen their love for one another.

Roman Catholic leaders in England and Wales have also issued a similar prayer on behalf of William and Middleton.