This castle is used as the weekend home of Her Majesty, The Queen. According to Wikipedia it is the ‘largest inhabited castle in the world and the longest-occupied palace in Europe, but it also remains a functioning royal home.’ In 2018 it will be used for 2 Royal weddings.
There are over 500 staff living and working in this establishment. Many dignitaries have stayed in Windsor Castle, and it is from here that Her Majesty and her Royal guests ride to Royal Ascot each year.
‘I love you, Lord; you are my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my saviour; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me,
and my place of safety.’ Psalm 18:1-2 NLT
Father God, thank you that when we know and love you, you are our hiding place, our rescuer and the person we can run to for safety. King David, who wrote Psalm 18, was writing of a time when he had been rescued from his enemies described it so aptly:
- You are our strength when we need to endure hard times.
- You are our rock – a place where our feet can stand securely.
- You are our fortress which is designed to protect us.
- You are our saviour, the one who saves and redeems us.
- You are our shield, one we can hide behind and be safe.
- You are our place of safety where we hide and be secure.
Considering that the walls of a castle are designed to protect those inside and keep others out, we pray for the security of the Royal Family today. We pray for the Royal Household staff who have the job of maintaining the security of The Royal Family when they are in Windsor Castle. Keep them vigilant to the task that they have been given, especially when visitors come to look around the Castle.
We also pray for the hundreds of staff whose life and employment keeps the Castle functioning for both residents and visitors. Supply them with all that they need today.
We pray for Her Majesty, The Queen, as she stays in Windsor Castle more than Buckingham Palace. May the Castle be a restful place, a home for her to unwind and relax. May it be a great place for her to prepare for the duties she has coming up.
‘The Lord gives his people strength. He is a safe fortress for his anointed king.’ Psalm 28:8 NLT
Thank you God that you promise to give strength to your people. Today we pray for strength for Her Majesty as she rules and reigns as our Monarch. As she reads state papers, makes decisions and prays about the future of the Royal Family in Great Britain & Northern Ireland. You are her safe fortress, even more than the security that Windsor Castle can offer.
We continue to thank you all day long for being our fortress,