Prayer For Canada
Lord, bring genuine reconciliation to the races of this nation. Remove long held prejudices, hatreds and hurts and replace them with Your healing love and fellowship. Bring peace, friendship and equal opportunity to all peoples and cultures.
Lord, we implore you to make our schools a place where our children can learn in physical, emotional and spiritual safety. Give them godly teachers who encourage them and are dedicated to them. Give them the support systems at home and at school that would enable them to achieve great things in Your Name.
We pray that our children will come to know You as Lord and Saviour early in their lifetime. We pray that they would participate fully in establishing your kingdom here on earth
We ask you Lord, to refresh mothers in the honour of fulfilling the glory of motherhood. Strengthen them with grace, wisdom, and love in serving their husbands and children. Let mothers would reflect Your own love and nurturing nature.
Father, let our earthly fathers look to You as the ultimate spiritual head of the family, and serve their families by carrying the responsibility for the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of their wives and children. Bring absentee fathers to a faith and radical life-change. Let Your character be clearly seen in the lives of all fathers
Dear Lord we come before you today to pray for our elected leaders. Leaders among us who need courage and integrity to stand for what is right.
We ask you Lord that you would be present in their lives and that they would be willing to ask You for wisdom to make wise decisions that will benefit every Canadian and uphold a standard of righteous values for our nation.
We know Lord, that when there is moral rot within a nation, a government topples easily so we ask you God, to please help our elected leaders to be wise and knowledgeable so that they can bring stability to the land.
We also ask Lord that our nation's leaders will not be swayed from our own Canadian Charter of Rights, which begins with the acknowledgement that Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the Supremacy of God and the Rule of Law as we desire a nation that upholds our individual freedom of conscience and religion, freedom of thought, opinion, and expression.
We pray Lord that the recent action taken by parliament to legalize euthanasia would not usher in the new reality that taking another person's life is a norm here in Canada, but rather, spawn an understanding that our fellow citizens need good palliative care and that our elected representatives in government would expand and fund those services to help us care for those who are approaching the end of their lives.
We ask you Lord, that wise and Godly counselors will be present and available to help our leaders reach their full potential.
We pray for an increase of a generation of Josephs, and Esters, and Daniels who can be raised up to advocate and provide wise counsel for righteous judgments and decisions made by our politicians.
We pray that our political leaders would be encouraged to live a lifestyle that promotes good health and endurance. May they pursue meaningful time with their family, which brings stability at home and at work and that you bless them abundantly in all ways that would honour You and Your call on their lives.
And Lord we ask that your will be known to our Supreme Court as they interpret laws relating to the Charter of Rights. Please God help the nine judges of the court uphold foundational values that protect what You deem as just or unjust in our nation.
For us Lord, we pray for an awakening among Canadian Christians to have a greater understanding of the times and to seize the day to shine for Jesus.
May we be strategic in how we equip the next generation to give a good defense for what they believe.
Help us Lord to not resign ourselves for a posture of retreat, but help us press on towards the goal that God has called us heavenwards in Christ Jesus.
And finally Lord, for our church family, we ask that you would birth in our hearts ideas and strategies to serve our community and locally elected representatives.
Help us to know Lord how we can Propose' more effectively in our society rather than being seen as constantly Opposing' the work of the enemy.
And we ask Lord, that what you direct us to put our hearts and hands to, that we be ever mindful that we are doing these things for You Lord and not for ourselves.
You are our Lord, Christ is our Master and your inheritance is our reward.
Thank you Lord for hearing our prayer today. Thank you Lord for those you have placed in authority over us and thank you Lord for the promise that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.
In Christ's name we pray these thingsand all those in agreement say.AMEN.
As we raise high and wave our flag with pride today, fill us with gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy. And fill us with compassion for those who do not know what it is to live and speak and worship freely.
As we meet with family and friends around a heavily-laden table, may our grace include a moment of silent reflection for those who don't know how they or their children will eat today. May we show them respect, not only by exhibiting restraint, but by resolving to take one step, however small, to alleviate their suffering.
As we raise our glasses in salute to a dominion that has, as its foundation, a deep and abiding trust in you, give us an appreciation for the almost unparalleled access to health care and clean water that we enjoy. Remind us that one person, obeying your command to give water to the thirsty and food to the hungry, can change the world.
As we stand and gaze up at the heavens, in awe of the breathtaking display as fireworks streak and blaze across the night sky, may we be overwhelmed by the beauty of creation. And may we be sobered by the realization that we all have a responsibility to do what we can to take care of and save it.
And above all, as we celebrate this great country today, may we be grateful for all the blessings we have received. And, even more, may we give thanks to you, the one who has blessed us so that we, in turn, might be a blessing to others.
God, keep our land glorious and free.
Father, I bring the needs of our government before You and ask You to bless our nation through godly leaders. I magnify the Name of Jesus and declare that He is Lord over this nation.
Father, I pray according to 1 Timothy 2:1-3 which says, I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour.
I pray, in the Name of the Lord Jesus, for our Prime Minister, all the Cabinet and the chief justice and associate justices of the Supreme Court to receive the wisdom of God, to act in obedience to that wisdom and for the power of God to flow in their lives.
I pray for the members of the Senate and the House of Commons to find Your peace and direction, and for these men and women to act and lead according to Your Word. A house divided against itself cannot stand, therefore, I pray for them to be unified in righteousness for the sake of the nation.
I pray for Your protection to cover all our law enforcement officers and the men and women of the military. I ask for godly counsel and wisdom for judges across this land. In the Name of Jesus, I pray that You and Your kingdom of righteousness be manifested in the hearts of all those who are in authority in any way.
Father, Your Word says to pray for the peace of Jerusalem because those who love Jerusalem shall prosper. Lord Jesus, because You love Jerusalem and wept over it, I love it also. I pray for Jerusalem to receive the shalom of God, which brings wholenessnothing missing, nothing broken. I pray that no leader of our nation will make any decision that will harm Jerusalem in any way. And in the Name of Jesus, I pray that You reveal Your perfect will to all the leaders of Israel. I ask You, Lord, to reveal Yourself to each person. Thank You, Father, for hearing my prayers that are in accordance to Your will. I receive the answers, in Jesus' Name. Amen.