Happy Canada Day!

A prayer for Canada Day from Children’s Prayers with Hope Bear.

O God, on this day when we celebrate the birthday of our country, we give thanks for the majestic beauty of its mountains, lakes, oceans, fields, and hills. Help us to be thankful for our freedom and to share our resources with others. Amen.

A prayer for the Nation (Book of Alternative Services)

Almighty God, you have given us this good land as our heritage. May we prove ourselves a people mindful of your generosity and glad to do your will. 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. Make us who came from many nations with many different languages a united people. Defend our liberties and give those whom we have entrusted with the authority of government the spirit of wisdom, that there may be justice and peace in our land. When times are prosperous, let our hearts be thankful; and, in troubled times, do not let our trust in you fail. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.