On the occassion of the 150th celebration of Canada Day, the Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Canada formulated a special petition which will, according to the blessing of all Orthodox Bishops in Canada, be read in all Orthodox Churches, on Holy Liturgy on July 2, 2017.
Prayer for the God-protected Country of Canada on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary
O Holy God, Father Almighty, Only-begotten Son and Holy Spirit, Who by Your most-wise Providence, has authority and dominion over all things, we thank You and pray to You for our Godprotected country of Canada and her God-beloved people and civil authorities.
Grant us, O Lord, a deep and abiding peace. In our hearts instill a love for Your Holy Orthodox Church and all Your people, that we in peace and purity might conduct our lives in all piety and virtue.
Protect, O Lord, our country of Canada on her 150th anniversary from famine, plague, flood, earthquake, fire, the sword, invasion by enemies and civil war.
Maintain our families in harmony and love, teach our children, guide our youth, support our aged, protect the poverty-stricken, heal the sick, remember those imprisoned, set upon the straight path those who are confused, and unite them with the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.
For You are our God, and unto You do we ascribe glory, to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now, and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.