In 2017 Canada, our country, will be 150 years old. To commemorate this birthday many Canadians will do ‘special’ things, visit other parts of the country or create something special.
Near the end of last year the thought came to me to pray for 150 Canadian cities, towns, places or people groupings in our land, one for each year of confederation. I’m endeavouring to do that. (I hope I can finish). Then I thought it would be good if more…….. Canadians would pray too. Perhaps you would also like to take this on as a prayer project? You can still join in now.
God has given us such a beautiful, rich and varied land with a people that by and large are hard- working, polite, and basically honest in their dealings with other people. We are all blessed.
I’m adding a ‘prayer guide’ with specific ‘items’ for prayer on it but let God lead you as you pray. You can also forward any comments or thoughts .
Feel free to pass this idea on to others, use in your church or group, or make copies.
If you would like to be part of this Canada 150 prayer project just start in the current month and go from there.
Our God is God. He hears prayer and has made clear in His word the Bible that the “…prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16 NIV) If you’re a follower of Jesus Christ this would be you. Our country needs God, His grace, His forgiveness, His ways. Our people need His salvation found only through His Son Jesus Christ who died on the cross for our sins and was raised again the third day according to the scriptures, and who is coming again. So if this is a Canada Birthday project you’d like to participate in, great, join in. Either way may God bless you in 2017. May God bless Canada.
(From: Alfred and my wife Karin from Calgary).