Pray for the Nation

On this Canada Day, celebrating 150 years of nationhood – here are some suggestions in what, who and how to pray for our nation (taken from nationatprayer.ca):

Pray for Elected Officials to:

  • Be persons of integrity, grace, and conviction
  • Be willing servants
  • Be persons of vision, perseverance & character
  • Be filled with wisdom and discernment
  • Have endurance, health, and protection
  • Have strong, healthy family life
  • Experience physical, emotional and spiritual well-being
  • That the Holy Spirit will guide and guard their thoughts and speech
  • Have the wisdom & courage to do what is right, and have grace in doing it

Pray for the Nation:

  • That Canada will be a country that honours and serves God
  • That Canada will be a nation which demonstrates righteousness, justice, compassion, and generosity
  • That the Holy Spirit will bring a spirit of personal and national repentance across our land
  • That individuals and leaders will seek and demonstrate forgiveness
  • That Canada will be a nation of diverse people accepting, forgiving, sharing and working together for a better Canada
  • That Christians will have both grace and the courage to be bold
  • Pray for the spiritual strength of the nation

Who to Prayer for in the Nation:

  • The Governor General, Prime Minister, Cabinet, Senate, Party Leaders, and Caucus of each party
  • Premiers, Mayors, and Provincial/ Municipal Governments
  • First Nations and Aboriginal Leaders and Councils
    • While Canada may 150 years old, the First Nations have been here long before; therefore pray that we become more of a people who embrace truth and reconciliation.
  • The Supreme Court, Judges and the Judicial system
  • The Military, Police, Fire and Emergency Services
  • The Healthcare System and Healthcare Workers
  • Educators, Teachers, Students
  • Pray for Canada’s Leadership in International Relations and Policy

I will now be taking a summer sabbatical in order to study and write. I look forward to reconnecting with you in the fall. Shalom.

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About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.
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