I’m sure that you have already heard that Jack Layton the 61- year-old leader of the
New Democratic Party of Canada has had to temporarily step down from the party leadership as he has once again been diagnosed with cancer. Mr. Layton was
diagnosed with cancer in December of 2009, and has been undergoing treatment since. This new diagnosis seems to be unrelated.
At the National Prayer Breakfast in 2010, Mr. Layton testified to the power of prayer and how he believes that prayer has worked for him. Now this is a time when the Church of Canada can once again tangibly demonstrate God’s love for Jack Layton, his wife Olivia, and his family as we pray for them during this difficult and stressful time.
Pray that Mr. Layton and his family will turn to God for His healing and His comfort
and that God will reveal Himself as the God who answers prayer.
Also pray for Nycole Turmel who will likely be stepping in as Intern-Party Leader.
Pray that she will be able to quickly rise to the call and that God would give her guidance and wisdom to lead the Official Opposition Party.