HAPPY CANADA DAY, MY CANADA!
Today marks the 149th birthday of our great nation. On July 1st, 1867 we officially became known as the Dominion of Canada under our first Prime Minister, John A. Macdonald.
We are blessed to live in Canada for so many reasons, it is difficult to name them all. We at MY Canada have narrowed down the top ten things we are thanking God for in Canada right now:
1. CANADA’S NATURAL BEAUTY
With a size of 9.98 million square kilometres, Canada is the second largest country in the world. From the prairies, to the Great Lakes, the Rocky Mountains and rich forests, Canada is filled with God’s beautiful handiwork. Canada is blessed!
2. RIGHTEOUS MPS & SENATORS:
One thing we have been reminded of and encouraged in throughout the past months is that there are a number of MPs and Senators serving our nation from a Godly perspective in Parliament. We have witnessed them repeatedly take a stand for life and righteousness and are so grateful that God has strategically placed them for such a time as this!
3. A RICH CHRISTIAN HERITAGE
Canada was founded on strong Christian principles and has a heritage rich in God's blessing. In fact, our name "The Dominion of Canada" comes from Psalm 72:8, "He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth." We are also thanking God for the many prophetic words that have been given over this nation and are looking forward with faith to see these promises fulfilled.
4. INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION
Canada has a very good reputation worldwide. Among other areas, we have become known as a true friend to Israel. We pray that Canada will continue to stand for Israel, for religious freedom and human rights around the world.
5. MOTION 225
We are thanking God for MP Cathay Wagantall and her private member's bill C-225 which would rightfully recognize pre-born victims in crimes committed against their mothers. We are also grateful for the support this bill has already garnered and are praying that we see it easily passed in the House of Commons.
(Click here to learn more about Bill C-225.)
6. MOTION 47
MP Arnold Viersen has put forth motion 47, which calls on Standing Committee on Health to study the harmful effects of violent sexual content, particularly on Canadian youth. We are thanking God for this motion and believe that it will lead to breakthrough, healing and freedom.
(Click here to learn more about M-47.)
We continue to receive many wonderful reports of revival breaking out in various spots around Canada. This is a fulfilment of the numerous prophetic words that Canada will see a revival that grows and continues until Christ's return. We are thanking God for what He is doing!
8. PRAYER MOVEMENT IN CANADA
A powerful prayer movement continues to grow across the country as the Church commits more and more to a life of prayer. What a powerful tool we've been given to partner with the Lord in combatting injustices and keeping Canada glorious and free.
MY Canada hosts bi-weekly Keep Our Land prayer calls every second Tuesday. Click here to sign up to receive our reminders and join the next call on July 5th.
The Justice Wall is committed to praying 24-7 for the ending of abortion and human trafficking. Participants sign up for weekly 15-minute prayer slots. Please click here to sign up for your prayer time now.
9. MANY LIVES SAVED
We are thanking God for lives saved through the good work of the pro-life movement and initiatives like the Justice Wall.
The No Not This One campaign has already received confirmed reports of three lives saved through this powerful prayer initiative!! Please click here to sign up to receive NNTO alerts so that you can join in real-time prayer when a pre-born child's life is at risk.
10. MYC'S PARTNERS, VOLUNTEERS AND INTERCESSORS
We simply could not continue our work in the nation if it were not for our amazing partners, volunteers and faithful intercessors. We are absolutely thanking God for your ongoing financial and prayer support, and for every action you take alongside us. Together, we are strong. Thank you!
A PRAYER FOR CANADA
Thank you, God, for the nation of Canada and for your hand of blessing, prosperity and peace upon it throughout the years. We thank you, Jesus, that you are still on the throne of this kingdom; We declare that you shall have dominion from sea to sea. We ask that you would keep our land glorious and free and that you would give our leaders wisdom, Godly counsellors, and a fear of the Lord. May you be glorified in and through this land. Amen.