Jun 25, 2018

Litany of Praise to God for Canada's Gifts


Here is a litany of praise for the country of Canada. It was posted on the website of the CCDSB Religious Education & Family Life Resource Office.



Litany of Praise on Canada Day

For the gift of the Pacific Ocean, its salmon, orcas, and seals
We praise You and thank You, O God!

For the gift of the Yukon Territory,
Land of the Midnight Sun with all its riches:
We praise You and thank You, O God!

For gift of the Northwest Territories,
the MacKenzie, the Nahanni, Great Slave and Great Bear Lakes:
We praise You and thank You, O God!

For the gift of Nunavut’s Arctic islands,
polar bears, narwhals, colourful tundra and boreal forests:
We praise You and thank You, O God!

For the gift of British Columbia’s majestic mountains
and towering firs:
We praise You and thank You, O God!

For the gift of Alberta’s grain and oil,
for the Athabasca, Peace and Saskatchewan rivers:
We praise You and thank You, O God!

For the gift of Saskatchewan’s rivers, lakes,
open prairies and sweeping sky:
We praise You and thank You, O God!

For the gift of Manitoba’s lakes and forests,
from its southern border to Hudson’s Bay:
We praise You and thank You, O God!

For gift of Ontario’s Great Lakes, waterways,
lush farmlands and forests:
We praise You and thank You, O God!

For the gift of Quebec’s St. Lawrence lowlands,
the Gasp√© and Canadian Shield to Hudson’s Bay:
We praise You and thank You, O God!

For the gift of New Brunswick,
from Fundy’s tides and its forested heart, to the Gulf of St. Lawrence:
We praise You and thank You, O God!

For the gift of Nova Scotia, the Annapolis Valley,
Cape Breton Highlands and Lobster fisheries:
We praise You and thank You, O God!

For the gift of Prince Edward Island,
its Cavendish dunes, fertile fields and peaceful breeze.
We praise You and thank You, O God!

For the gift of Newfoundland and Labrador,
its rocky forests, whales, icebergs, fisheries, and fjords:
We praise You and thank You, O God!

For the gift of the Atlantic Ocean
and its riches that supply us with food:
We praise You and thank You, O God!

For the gift of the Arctic Ocean, Baffin Bay,
Hudson and James Bay and their bounty of marine life:
We praise You and thank You, O God!

Blessed are you, O God, for the wonderful gifts
you bestow on us across this beautiful land!