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Lord, in Your Mercy, hear our Prayer

Petition to be inserted into the Prayer of the Church for Canada Day:

Bless, we implore you, O Lord, our nation and people. Defend our liberties and make us faithful citizens of our land. Give wisdom and courage to those who govern us: Elizabeth our Queen, David our Governor General, Stephen our Prime Minister, and ________ our Premier, that they do so with honesty, humility, justice, and diligence, so that we may lead quiet and peaceable lives in all godliness. Lord, in your mercy,

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O almighty God, you have ordained civil government that it should serve you and your redeemed people in righteousness and honour. We pray for our leaders: Elizabeth our Queen, Adrienne our Governor General, Paul our Prime Minister, ________ our Premier, ________ our Mayor, and all legislators and judges. Grant that they may put accountability to you ahead of self-interest and personal gain and thus fulfill the role you have permitted them to assume. Bless our land with honest industry, truthful education, and an honourable way of life. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil course of action. When times are prosperous, let our hearts be thankful, and in troubled times do not let our trust in you fail. Bring about among us repentant hearts and may the power and peace offered in the cross of Christ be made known throughout our land; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

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