Today was a major event for our British friends across the pond. As an American, I’m definitely removed from whatever happens with Great Britain’s monarchy. However, I offer my prayers to the British people at this time of great transition. It is said that William may be king at some point in the near future. I don’t know how or when this will happen, but the monarchy needs our prayers.
I’m not going to get into the debate about whether monarchy is an acceptable form of government. To be sure, today’s monarchy in Britain is more for show than anything else. If William does indeed become king, then he won’t have any real power. However, the royal family does indeed have great influence and publicly represents Great Britain as a whole. People do listen to them and see the example they set. I encourage the church in Britain to fulfill the biblical mandate to pray for our leaders (1 Tim. 2:1-3).
Pray that God would change the hearts of the royal family and use them in some way to be light in the midst of darkness. Pray that He would bring people into their lives who will preach the Gospel to them. In the pomp and ritual of the wedding today, the Word of God was actually preached in ceremonial form. Pray that William, his bride, and others in the royal family would actually believe it.