Dominion Of Canada Needs Prayer

So often in the Christian life, and by a number of “popular” preachers, we are told to surrender to Jesus Christ and the trials, troubles, tribulations in life will end, and Christ followers will have success and prosperity all through life. It is not known for sure where these teachings come from, or what “Bible” is being used, if any, but all through Scripture, many who were walking close to God, serving and following God during their lives, had hardships to endure.

When God gave a promise to His people, the promise would always come to pass, but not in the time frame in the mind of the recipient of the promise necessarily.
I realize many people are praying for our country of Canada to turn back to the plans the founding fathers had, where everything they did was based on the Word Of God.
Many verses of Scripture from the Bible can be seen throughout the parliament buildings, and these verses were designated by the Founding Fathers.
One of the verses included is:
Psalm 72:8. “He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.”

Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley, a Father of confederation of this country, was a born again Christian, starting each of his days with Bible reading and prayer. The name “Canada” had already been agreed upon, but there was discussions among the leaders if it should be “United Canada” or some other full name. The discussion was halted for one more night before the decision would be made. On the next morning, Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley was reading his Bible as usual, and came to the book of Psalms, chapter 72 verse 8.
Psalm 72:8. “He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.”

At that time a thought occurred to him; “What a splendid name to give Canada.” “The Dominion Of Canada”.
He suggested this to the other leaders when they met that morning, and they all agreed. A letter was then written, signed, and sent to Queen Victoria that the name would be “Dominion Of Canada” officially. They told Queen Victoria also, the name was a tribute to the principles they earnestly desired to uphold.

The picture of the Founding Fathers Of Confederation who chose the title ‘Dominion of Canada’ as the official name for the new nation-state based on Psalm 72:8 has this caption underneath it:
‘Providence being their Guide, they built better than they knew!’

Continuing in prayer for this great country’s leaders to have a God awakening moment, surrendering to Jesus Christ. Then we will have a country based on Biblical, moral, ethical standards, where all are treated equal, regardless of race, colour, ethnicity, gender, financial state.

God’s Blessings as we pray and seek those days together.

About gmgoetz

I am on the journey of life, attempting to follow the teachings of Jesus, live in His Love, and share His Love however He leads, and to whomever He leads.
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1 Response to Dominion Of Canada Needs Prayer

  1. Very cool post, George! Absolutely, I’m praying for Canada.

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