Canadian Christians are uniting in new ways this year to pray for our nation. One effort is facilitated through the website Unite Canada 24-7-365-2010. A monthly feature on that website is the prayer theme of the month based on 12 of the most wanted answers to prayer for our nation. This has been authored by Dave Carson of Intercessors for Canada. In a very timely way he wrote about First Peoples issues for the month of June.
“Pray for a just resolution of outstanding issues for the First Nations, Inuit and Métis.
In June there is a most important event that could hold the key to the soul of the Nation. From June 11-13th in Ottawa, thousands will gather for the National Forgiven Summit at the Civic Centre. A national coalition of First Nations, Inuit & Métis, will release forgiveness to the Government of Canada in response to the Prime Minister’s apology made on June 11th, 2008. This is huge! Pray for Kenny Blacksmith who is meeting with the Prime Minister on Friday, June 11th. (hopefully)
Two years ago Prime Minister Harper apologized for the abuses many people experienced in residential schools in Canada. From June 11-13th, First Peoples are gathering to release forgiveness and Christians from many churches all over Canada will be standing with them.
For full info please check out their website at www.i4give.ca
The prayer blog is found under the ‘blog’ button and then under ‘other blogs’. The most recent blog encouraged us to pray:
That there will be great rejoicing because of what the Lord has done during the Journey of Freedom declare with us that “The Lord Reigns” over the nation of Canada, the Lord reigns over the Summit and that His will be done in this momentous time for our nation. Pray that even in the face of opposition there will be no fear or dismay, knowing that the battle is the Lord’s and He has already won that battle on the cross. Pray that this last leg of the Journey across the nation in the Maritimes will finish well and that all the seeds of forgiveness sown across the nation will bear fruit with many coming to the Summit to offer forgiveness. Pray for the team for strength and grace to finish well.
Pray that the plans for the Summit will all fall into place and that there will be a great covering of prayer so that the enemy will not get a foothold.
After this event we will be able to give a full report and update on other most wanted answers to prayer for the First Peoples.