October 7, 2022
On October 5, 2022, this bill was defeated in the House. Please continue to pray for Kelly Block and those members that work diligently to protect the freedoms of all Canadians. Please reach out to your members who voted with the bill to thank them and for those that voted against the bill, you can convey your apprehensions.
It is easy to become angry or even offended when bills like this one are defeated. Remember that we serve a God who is slow to anger and abounding in love. He upholds all things by the word of His power (Her 1:3); He removes kings and He sets up kings (Dan 2:21) and He works all things together for our good (Rom 8:28). He never makes mistakes and He continues to sit on His throne.
Human anger is never a legitimate tool to promote God's righteous purpose (James 1:20). Instead, take the time to pray for your Member of Parliament especially if they voted to defeat this bill. Ask God to show you His heart for that member. Pray that they would grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. Pray that His salvation would break out in the House of Commons. Our God is able to do incredibly more than we can ask or imagine.
On September 29th, 2022, the House debated private members bill C-230, the Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act, for the second and final time. A vote will take place around 3:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, October 5, 2022.
New court decisions and federal legislation have extended a Canadian’s eligibility for medical assistance in dying (MAiD). Bill C-230 would amend the Criminal Code to make it an offence to intimidate a health care professional in order to compel them to participate in providing MAiD. It would also protect medical professionals from being hired or fired based on their willingness to take part in providing MAiD, directly or indirectly. It would be a tragedy if even one doctor, nurse or other medical professional left their profession or the country for fear of being coerced into participating in MAiD. This bill is not an attempt to overturn MAID. It simply seeks to protect medical professionals' rights to Freedom of Conscience.
Please email or call your local MP and ask him or her to vote in favour of Bill C-230 so that the issue of conscience and medical assistance in dying can be studied at committee.
Pray that all Members in the House of Commons will hear these arguments over Party agenda. Pray that they would hear with their conscience and not make this political.
Pray that there would be compassion for Health care professionals and their ability to be able to do their job based on their moral framework and conscientious convictions.
September 23, 2022
On Wednesday we went into the gallery of the House of Commons to pray. Those members that are believers were highlighted to us. We prayed that they would have the wisdom to know Him better and that the eyes of their hearts would be fixed on Jesus. We encourage you to continue to pray for these members and believing staffers that they would be able to see Him high and lifted up and that they would be able to hear His truth above the political noise.
"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe."
September 16, 2022
House of Commons resumed on September 15, 2022
Our prayer posture for our Members of Parliament can come from Psalm 15. We pray that they will walk blameless and do what is righteous. This Psalm also applies to our own lives. We want to be people who do what is right and true even when it's not popular and comes with a price.
"The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others; who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the Lord; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind;"