Another True Story of Queen Victoria

Acts 28  •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 7
(Found in tract form many years ago.)
The following true incident has been given me, by a dear Christian now living with us, and with the hope that it may be used in the blessing of others.
Many years ago, there lived on the Osborne House Estate, an old lady, one of the late Queen's pensioners, who had a niece in a business house in Cowes.
One day this niece went to her aunt's cottage to tea, and during the afternoon Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, walked in, and remained some time, knitting and chatting with the old lady, and also had tea with them.
After tea her Majesty said: "Now I will read a few verses from the 14th of St. John," which she did. Then, looking kindly at the young girl, she said: "I wonder whether you are a Christian, my dear?"
"Oh yes, your Majesty," replied the girl.
"How do you know you are?" asked the Queen.
The reply was: "Because I've been christened and confirmed."
The Queen made no answer, but gently said: "Now we will have a few words of prayer."
Her Majesty then prayed, and in her prayer she said: "Lord, open the eyes of this dear young girl, and show her that, without change of heart, she can never become a true Christian; and show her that no outward observances can in any wise save her soul, and this I ask in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ."
When the young girl related the above to me, she remarked: "Well, I have many times sung `God save the Queen', but I never dreamed that I should hear the Queen pray to God to save me."
This prayer was abundantly answered about a year afterward, when this girl was truly converted, and was greatly used as a soul-winner. She is now with the Lord, and with Queen Victoria.
"The blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son, cleanseth us from all sin."
"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us."