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A Prayer for Canada Day

God in Heaven, we thank you for the wonder and beauty of our great nation! Thank you for the diversity and strength of our fellow citizens, neighbours and friends. While our ethnicity, languages and customs may differ, we enjoy the shared privilege of being Canadian! Thank you for the peace that exists among us and on our borders. We are very grateful.

Our world has become more precarious and complex than we have seen before, so we pray for our leaders today and ask that you give them insight, wisdom and courage to do what is best for our nation at every opportunity. Help us submit to their authority (1 Pet 2:13), pray for their success, and act as bridge builders and peacemakers with those around us. God, make us instruments of reconciliation and blessing across our beloved land. Let your Kingdom’s mercy, justice, goodness, and blessing come to Canada. May your will be done in our Parliament, our courts, and on our streets. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Note: We’re changing things up a bit for the summer months and will be moving away from daily prayers to weekly prayers. We want you to keep praying, but we also want to give our many volunteer prayer writers a break over what we hope will be a lovely summer. We’ll post a new prayer on Monday mornings through July and August. We’ll return to daily prayers on the Tuesday after Labour Day.