Church of England offers a prayer for Prince William and Kate Middleton

Prince William of Great Britain (l) and his fiancee Kate Middleton, at Royal National Lifeboat Institution naming ceremony and service dedication, Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, Anglesey, Wales
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Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William and Kate Middleton, at Royal National Lifeboat Institution naming ceremony and service dedication, Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, Anglesey, Wales
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(CBS/AP) LONDON - The Church of England has published a prayer in advance of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding, asking God's help in keeping the royal couple faithful to one another.

The prayer, published Thursday, asks that God "deepen their love and strengthen their wills to keep the promises they will make, that they may continue in life-long faithfulness to each other".

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According to the Daily Mail, the Church advises that the prayer can be used in private prayer or group worship, and is intended for "all couples preparing for their wedding."

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

William and Middleton plan to marry on April 29, at Westminster Abbey.

The full text of the new prayer is below, via the Daily Mail:

God of all grace,
friend and companion,
look in favour on William and Catherine
and all who are made one in marriage.

In your love deepen their love
and strengthen their wills
to keep the promises they will make,
that they may continue
in life-long faithfulness to each other;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.