Queen Elizabeth issued some occasional forms of prayer during her reign that are appended to this Book of Common Prayer. One prayer deals with the threat to Christendom of the Turks, who were really synonymous with Muslims in her day. The prayer follows:
Almighty and everliving God our heavenly father, we thy disobedient and rebellious children, now by thy just judgement sore afflicted, and in great danger to be oppressed, by thine and our sworn and most deadly enemies, the Turks, Infidels, and miscreants, do make humble suite to the throne of thy grace, for thy mercy and aid against the same our mortal enemies, For though we do profess the name of they only son Christ our Savior, yet through our manifold sins and wickedness we have most justly deserved so much of thy wrath and indignation, that we can but say: O Lord correct us in thy mercy, and not in thy fury. And better it is for us to fall into the hands of Turks and Infidels, thy professed enemies, who now invade thine inheritance.
Against thee (O Lord) have we sinned and transgressed thy commandments: Against Turks, Infidels, and other enemies of the Gospel of thy dear son Jesus Christ have we not offended, but only in this, that we acknowledge thee, the eternal father, and thy only son our redeemer, with the holy ghost, the comforter, to be one only true, almighty, and everliving God. For if we would deny and blaspheme thy most holy name, forsake the Gospel of thy dear son, embrace false religion, commit horrible Idolatries, and give ourselves to all impure, wicked, and abominable life, as they do, the devil, the world, the Turk, and all other thine enemies would be at peace with us, according to the saying of thy son Christ: If you were of the world, the world would love his own. But therefore hate they us, because we love thee, therefore persecute they us, because we acknowledge thee God the father, and Jesus Christ thy Son, whom thou hast sent.
The Turk goeth about to set up to extoll, and to magnify that wicked monster and damned soul Muhammad, above thy dearly beloved son Jesus Christ, whom we in heart believe, and with mouth confess to be our only savior and redeemer. Wherefore awake O Lord our God and heavenly father, and with thy fatherly and merciful countenance look upon us thy children, and all such Christians, as are now by those most cruel enemies invaded and assaulted, overthrow and destroy thine and our enemies, sanctify thy blessed name among us, which they blaspheme, establish thy kingdom, which they labor to overthrow: suffer not thine enemies to prevail against those that now call upon thy name and put their trust in thee, lest the Heathen and Infidels say, where now is their God?
But in thy great mercy save, defend, and deliver all thy afflicted Christians, in this and all other invasions of these infidels, and give to the Emperor thy servant, and all the Christian army now assembled with him, thy comfortable might and courage, that we and they that delight to be named Christians, may enjoy both outward peace, and inwardly laud, praise, and magnify thy holy name forever, with thy only son Jesus Christ, and the holy Ghost, to whom be all laud, praise, glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen.