Prayer for Election

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Canada is in the midst of a Federal election campaign. It’s a critical time that will have an enormous impact on Canada’s future. All of us need to make informed decisions as we vote. We need to be strategic in our prayers both personally and corporately.

The Transformation Hamilton group recently held an election prayer night. About 50 people gathered to fervently pray for various aspects of the election and the significant issue that this election will influence.

There was a rare and tangible sense of God’s presence.

Below are eight areas that were focused on in prayer. Following an engaging time of worship there was a short, scriptural-based response to the prayer area and then a few key prayer points were shared as people gathered in groups of 4 to 6 to engage in unified prayer asking for wisdom and direction both personally and corporately. It was great experience and although relatively few in numbers, there was a sense of a powerful anointing as prayer was lifted up on behalf of the nation.  There was a rare and tangible sense of God’s presence. My impression was that we were experiencing 2 Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

The entire outline, including prayer points is available for free.

The areas prayed for, in no particular order, were:

  • Canada and the right to vote
  • Prayer for candidates
  • Canada impact and purpose
  • Canada and the economy
  • Canada and First Nations
  • Canada and life matters
  • Canada and the media
  • Canada/Israel relations
  • Canada and religious freedom

Each of these points were prefaced with a short commentary and 2-4 prayer points. I encourage you to take time personally as a family and as a faith community to do the same.

*The majority of the outline is excerpted from the book, “We Have a Voice” by Rob Parker at the Canadian House of Prayer. It can be ordered at www.nhop.ca for $5.
The section on “Canadian Economy (Marketplace)” was added by Transformation Canada.
Bruce Mann

Bruce Mann

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