CANADA DAY PRAYER
Paraphrase of Prayer by Carol Penner
God thank you for this country,
for its beauty that lies in oceans and mountains and prairies,
all created by you, giving glory to you.
Thank you for Canadian people, rich in cultural diversity,
from First Nations and many nations.
Thank you for cities and towns and all the little villages,
for people living on this land.
We thank you for the leadership of this country,
we pray for continued wisdom and guidance as they lead.
Help us to be a people of vision,
and courage, and commitment,
offering your hope and comfort to all we meet.
Give us strength as a church to live as citizens of your kingdom
as we work for the peace in our country, Canada.
We pray all this in the name of Jesus,
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