10 Surprising Things the Queen Said About Jesus

September 8, 2022 — Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96. As a country mourns the passing of its longest reigning monarch, believers can celebrate the homecoming of a world leader who’s life and rule was shaped by her devotion to the King she served.

Though Queen Elizabeth did not speak openly about her politics, the same cannot be said about her steadfast faith in Christ. Here we have a list of her most poignant quotes, collected by the co-author of Our Faithful Queen: 70 Years of Faith & Service.

  1. “For me, the life of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, whose birth we celebrate today, is an inspiration and an anchor in my life. A role-model of reconciliation and forgiveness, he stretched out his hands in love, acceptance and healing. Christ’s example has taught me to seek to respect and value all people of whatever faith or none.” (2014)
  2. “I know just how much I rely on my faith to guide me through the good times and the bad. Each day is a new beginning. I know that the only way to live my life is to try to do what is right, to take the long view, to give of my best in all that the day brings, and to put my trust in God!” (2002)
  3. “Although we are capable of great acts of kindness, history teaches us that we sometimes need saving from ourselves – from our recklessness or our greed. God sent into the world a unique person – neither a philosopher nor a general (important though they are) – but a Saviour, with the power to forgive.” (2011)
  4. “To many of us our beliefs are of fundamental importance. For me the teachings of Christ and my own personal accountability before God provide a framework in which I try to lead my life. I, like so many of you, have drawn great comfort in difficult times from Christ’s words and example.” (2000)
  5. “Forgiveness lies at the heart of the Christian faith. It can heal broken families, it can restore friendships and it can reconcile divided communities. It is in forgiveness that we feel the power of God’s love.” (2011)
  6. “The gift I would most value next year is that reconciliation should be found wherever it is needed. A reconciliation which would bring peace and security to families and neighbours at present suffering and torn apart. Remember that good spreads outwards and every little does help. Mighty things from small beginnings grow as indeed they grew from the small child of Bethlehem.” (1976)
  7. “Christ not only revealed to us the truth in his teachings. He lived by what he believed and gave us the strength to try to do the same – and, finally, on the cross, he showed the supreme example of physical and moral courage.” (1981)
  8. “This is the time of year when we remember that God sent his only son ‘to serve, not to be served’. He restored love and service to the centre of our lives in the person of Jesus Christ.” (2012)
  9. “In difficult times we may be tempted to find excuses for self-indulgence and to wash our hands of responsibility. Christmas stands for the opposite… we need to go out and look for opportunities to help those less fortunate than ourselves, even if that service demands sacrifice.” (1980)
  10. “For Christians, as for all people of faith, reflection, meditation and prayer help us to renew ourselves in God’s love, as we strive daily to become better people. The Christmas message shows us that this love is for everyone. There is no one beyond its reach.” (2013)

Bonus Quote

“I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong. But I shall not have strength to carry out this resolution alone unless you join it with me, as I now invite you to do: I know that your support will be unfailingly given. God help me to make good my vow, and God bless all of you who are willing to share it.” (21st birthday radio address, 1947)


Our Faithful Queen

Our Faithful Queen

Superbly produced and sensitively written, Our Faithful Queen includes rarely seen photographs from the Queen’s early life through to the present day, as well as prayers from a book of devotions given to the Queen. This new 64-page gift book provides a powerful witness to the Queen’s enduring Christian faith.

Our Faithful Queen draws on prayers, Bible verses and the Queen’s speeches to show how the Queen’s Christian faith enabled her to prepare to reign, and how that faith has sustained her in the life that followed.

35 Comments

  • M Phimister says:

    Thank you for the article
    I have a great respect for queen Elizabeth she has served her country well.
    Did you know she is not just the queen of England but also of Wales Ireland and Scotland. She is also queen Elizabeth the first of Scotland. Just a minor point!

    • Mr. Wadsworth says:

      Jesus Christ is the only remedy for Mans sin and until man recognizes that he “or she” is a sinner hopelessly lost apart from Christ redeeming death on the cross he will never be saved. Trying to do the best you can and even trying to follow the teachings of Jesus never saved anyone. It is only by placing one’s faith in the finished work of Christ and abandoning all hopes of being saved by own own good works that a man can be justified in the sight of God.

      • María T. Aluart says:

        A Queen’s thoughts about the King of all Kings
        One of the chaplains of her Majesty, had been preaching on the Second Coming of the Lord, and afterward, in conversation with the chaplain, the Queen exclaimed: ” Oh! how I wish that the Lord would come in my lifetime! ” ” Why,” asked the chaplain, ” does your Majesty feel this very earnest desire? The Queen replied with quivering lips, and her whole countenance lighted up by deep emotion- ” I should so love to lay my crown at His feet.”

      • Lawrence says:

        As a devout Anglican, and the Defender of the Faith, she believed what the Anglican formularies say, that Christ alone is the Savior. She put her faith in Him alone.

        May Perpetual Light shine upon her.

      • Rob bell says:

        Completely agree, doing moral good is a help to the person you help.but it doesn’t buy us credit with God.salvation is a free gift from God.demonstrated in the act of christ dying for the sins of the world.trusting in his work and not our own.godbless.

      • Ian says:

        Amen- the Lord our Righteousness

      • Charlotte Pruitt says:

        Well said. We must trust in Jesus Christ completely as He is our salvation. Not by works of righteousness which we have done but according to His mercy he saves us

      • Lily says:

        Amen Amen Amen!

      • Karen says:

        Those who focus on the sin of others clearly do not understand the message of Jesus, therefore should not speak on His behalf ?

  • Colins says:

    On this earth there’s no a blessing that can be compared to being recognized by Jesus as His follower. You are a blessed leader n servant.

  • The mighty father has blessed you, & may this blessing remain in you as you remain in Christ Jesus. Your thoughts towards our Christ is repairing my faith in Christ, while in this hard time of my life. Your an inspiration to all the youth of this age. !

  • Thomas says:

    Humity at the highest level is sought after, by the greatest of students of God, and JESUS.
    Let us know what drives the heart of a leader, is it wealth, she has unimaginable wealth and Power. Is it to gain control of other nations of the world, that has been experienced. Is it to allow her poeple, her subjects to give up there lives to her aims, no, but for a nation and a dynasty. Is it to ponder about things unseen or invisible to the naked eye, it is Faith that draws her to understanding, that all is not seen, yet we wish well for another day, a better day after so much pain and suffering.
    Is it to gloat, to whom and why? There is no need. Simply put, this world is forever evolving. As does Her roles and the roles of her famy dynistry.
    And what could we look forward too?
    A matured universal queen, who has become more enaged the actively been seen. Trusting and allowing things to unfold is part of a he Queen test of Time character. Reacting fast has it payload, and allowing things, situations to evolve, to resolve what has to be. To correct the actions of some, to many people who become the victims of suffering. To stand for good regardless of what the world thinks has its price and its resolves. And knowing though prayer and meditation, away can be found. Popular or not, Best foot forward.
    Much Peace towards you my Queen.
    For it is not easy being Queen when you their is so much change and anger. Seek within, and know, thy self be true and thy God have mercy on my soul.

  • Jeannette Culver says:

    We pray for you. Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. God save the Queen.

  • SamLanoza says:

    The Queen has spoken of truth and motive of her being recognizing the Mighty Creator and His Son our savior before subjects. God bless her and all listeners as we begin the golden journey to reach the standard of faith , love and hope set by The Almighty.

  • Daniel Pascut says:

    Wonderful words about our Saviour and Lord. May the Queen keep growing in the Lords Favor, Grace and Love.

  • Frank says:

    Dear Mother, Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. You are a mentor to both young and old women in the world. Your exemplary kind of life has prove to the world that women are special among creation.

  • Just read this article about the faith of Queen Elizabeth. So blessed to read her faith to our Almighty!!!☝️

  • Annread kamunde says:

    Am impressed and happy for the queen, May God bless you Queen Elizabeth

  • Tanya Shrout says:

    I am very concerned regarding the the queen’s view of marriage after giving approval to lgbt+ rights back in 2013.

    • Corum says:

      Thanks for your concern, Tanya. I will pass your comment on to the program team.

    • Philip says:

      Yes, Tanya, I have also wondered about these things. However, I suspect very much that she adheres to the traditional view of marriage. Christ spoke very clearly regarding how it has been from the beginning – male and female. Mark 10.6. And since Her Majesty has often stated her devotion to the teachings of Christ, I cannot see it being any other way in her opinion.

  • Dr. Sue says:

    As an honorary Doctor of Divinity, as I read the 10 Surprising Things the Queen Said About Jesus, I just started weeping and thanking God for her beautiful heart and gracious, but yet powerful life.
    Rest in peace our beautiful Queen Elizabeth II with your Prince Charming, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
    You will always be remembered and loved.
    Dr. Sue

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