Here’s the November “most wanted” as put together by Dave Carson of Intercessors for Canada. They are posted on the Unite Canada 24-7-365-2010 website.
CANADA’S TWELVE MOST WANTED ANSWERS TO PRAYER
# 11, NOVEMBER 2010
For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land. Psalm 37:9
Over 400 years of organized crime; from pirates off the Atlantic coast; outlaws, smugglers, bank robbers and horse thieves in the wild west; opium traffickers and white slave traders of the early 20th century; bootleggers during the era of prohibition; to the Italian mafia, outlaw motorcycle gangs, Chinese triads, and Colombian cocaine ‘cowboys’.
(From ‘ICED’ by Stephen Schneider)
For hundreds of years Canada has been no stranger to organized crime of all sorts. But does it matter, does it affect the ordinary Canadian in a significant way? We are much better than most countries aren’t we? Here are the facts:
BOTTOM LINE! Organized crime casts a defilement over a community or a nation and unchecked enables the oppression to grow stronger. Demonic spirits can begin to rule through rebellious people and the lives of many are ruined or destroyed. For instance, the current extent of human trafficking is a shame on Canada as many women and men are held as sex slaves.
This is a time for the church to rise up in fervent prayer and through all sorts of outreach confront the evil with the Gospel of mercy, forgiveness and transformation. Thank the Lord that the basis of the Gospel is that He saves ungodly, wicked people. There might have to be public confrontations with the power of evil as in the Acts, certainly some criminals will need deliverance in the Name of Jesus.