Originally published in Premier Christian News
Numerous church leaders have offered prayers to King Charles after Buckingham Palace announced he has been diagnosed with cancer.
I’m praying for the King and his family – for God’s comfort and strength in the weeks and months to come. I wish His Majesty a swift and full recovery.
— Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) February 6, 2024
The news comes less than 18 months since he ascended to the throne.
The palace said on Monday that King would postpone public-facing duties while he undergoes treatment but was looking forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible.
As soon as the news broke on Monday evening, Christians flooded X, formerly known as Twitter, to encourage people to pray for the King.
Charles, 75, who became king in September 2022 following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth, has begun a series of treatments, the palace said, adding he was looking forward to returning to full-time duties as soon as possible.
O ALMIGHTY God, who art the giver of all health, and the aid of them that turn to thee for succour; We entreat thy strength and goodness in behalf of this thy servant, that he may be healed of his infirmities, to thine honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. pic.twitter.com/XR07kY6AQl
— The Bishop of Fulham (@bishopoffulham) February 5, 2024
The cancer revelation comes after Charles spent three nights in hospital last month where he underwent a corrective procedure for a benign enlarged prostate.
The palace said a separate issue of concern had been spotted during that hospital stay, but did not give any further details beyond saying tests had revealed the king had a “form of cancer”.
“No further details are being shared at this stage, except to confirm that his majesty does not have prostate cancer,” the palace said.
On Sunday, the King attended a church service with his wife Queen Camilla at St Mary Magdalene Church in Norfolk.
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