Monday, September 13, 2010

The Lord's Prayer Remains In Ontario

Not sure if you were aware of this, but the Ontario Legislature recently decided to continue the practice of beginning each day with the Lord's Prayer.  There was some thought to do away with the prayer completely and replace it with a moment of meditation and reflection.  The compromise in this particular case was to hold to the Lord's Prayer and add a moment of silence or a prayer from another faith.

While I am unable to provide the exact numbers, there was tremendous pressure from the public through both emails and signed petitions to see the prayer retained.  I'm certain that there was a significant amount of 'knee mail' behind the scenes that also contributed to this very positive outcome.

While we live in a secular culture I'm convinced that this decision can only be a good thing for the Province of Ontario and hopefully other provinces will follow suit to either retain or re-establish the practice of Legislators praying this significant prayer together. Perhaps the God of Heaven will indeed let His kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven in response to the invitation of our leaders.


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Anonymous said...

Great leadership and example to other provinces! Thank the Lord for wise leaders.