Canada Day 2017



You have not seen Saturday posts for awhile...
but it is a very special Saturday here in Canada.
We could not leave the page blank!

We at MGGC all love this country.
Nine of us are grateful to God that we can call it 'our home'...
and the other one (Ellen) comes to visit often.

Today I am re-posting last Sunday's 'bread for the journey' devotional...
a call to prayer for our country.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4fZ3GFNbnc

But first...

This Far by Faith is a video tribute to Canada's 150th birthday...
commissioned by Crossroads Ministry...
and shared here with their permission.


Those of us who are privileged to call Canada home, are celebrating the 150th birthday of our country today.  Canada was once officially known as the Dominion of Canada, based on the verse found in Psalm 72:8.  The leaders of that day acknowledged that God had dominion over this great nation 'from sea to sea'  and that motto still appears on our national coat of arms.  Sadly, the reality is that many Canadians today no longer believe in a sovereign God.  But we are all free to worship where we choose and how we choose, and for that I am thankful. We are also free to pray for our country and our leaders, and today I would encourage those of us who are Christ-followers to do just that.

I have had the opportunity to visit each of our ten provinces over the years.  Today I am sharing ten scriptures that we can use as we pray for our country along with a photo taken in each province...'from sea to shining sea'. Though the photos are 'all-Canadian', the scriptures are promises to God's people of every nation. Let's join together and pray for our country.  There is power in prayer!

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, 
and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, 
then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV

 
 Tofino, British Columbia

For kingship belongs to the Lord,
    and he rules over the nations.
Psalm 22:28 ESV

 
The Rocky Mts., Alberta

The Lord your God is in your midst,
    a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
    he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.
Zephaniah 3:17 ESV

 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan

Righteousness exalts a nation,
    but sin is a reproach to any people. 
Proverbs 14:34 ESV

 
Brookdale, Manitoba

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
    whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water,
    that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
    for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
    for it does not cease to bear fruit.
Jeremiah 17:7-8 ESV

Ottawa, Ontario

 He changes times and seasons;
    he removes kings and sets up kings;
he gives wisdom to the wise
    and knowledge to those who have understanding.
Daniel 2:21 ESV 

Quebec City, Quebec

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, 
but against the rulers, against the authorities, 
against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, 
against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6:12 ESV

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick
 
Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, 
it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.
Matthew 18:19

 
Fort Amherst ~ St. John's, Newfoundland

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, 
and thanksgivings be made for all people, 
for kings and all who are in high positions,
 that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, 
godly and dignified in every way.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, 
a people for his own possession, 
that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness 
into his marvelous light.
1 Peter 2:9 ESV


Confederation Bridge, Prince Edward Island

Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
Matthew 6:10 ESV


7 comments:

  1. A very Happy 150 th. Birthday to Canada and to all of the wonderful MGCC girls that call her home! This is a beautiful tribute and gorgeous photos. Thank-you for taking time to post this again, worth revisiting over and over! Another Ellen

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  2. Absolutely beautiful!! We are truly blessed beyond measure.

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  3. Happy Birthday to my Canadian neighbors!

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  4. Enjoy your celebrations! Many blessings! 🇨🇦

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  5. Happy Birthday to Canada and best wishes to all the MGCC. Thank you for all your sharing. Loved the Video tribute, thanks for the link. Wishing you all the best. I have missed you on Saturdays. Alice E.

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  6. Happy Canada Day to you Judy! I'm from Calgary, Alberta, and excited to share this memorable occasion with you and my fellow Canadian bloggers. I came from Ellen's blog. Good to meet another Canadian blogger. I've also a Canada Day post too. :)

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  7. Happy Canada Day!! I love MGCC and so appreciate your recipes AND your nuggets of Godly wisdom! The verses you shared are appropriate for ALL countries and I will be praying these for the USA. Blessings on your lives, blog and ministries as well as your country! If I didn't live in Texas - I would live in Canada!!

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