Garden Blogger’s Muse Day – July 2008

Canada’s Prayer

I’m dreaming of Canada tonight.
A country where mountains and hopes touch the sky
A country where an ocean of kindness fills all hearts
A country where ideas are a forest of wisdom
Oh God let me wake up in Canada!

I’m dreaming of Canada tonight.
A country where compassion is as tall as a douglas fir
A country where understanding is as deep as a great lake
A country where confidence grows like grain
Oh God let me wake up in Canada!

I’m dreaming of Canada tonight.
A country where happiness flows like the water of a river
A country where love is a breath of fresh air
A country where peace covers the land like snow
Oh God, please let me wake up in Canada, tonight…

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Canada’s Prayer was written by Chris Robertson. Chris Robertson was the first person in history to travel from bottom of mainland Canada 6,520 kilometres to the top under their own power. Enroute he challenged over 5 million Canadians to make Canada better by answering the question: “What will you do in your life to make Canada a better country than when you found it?”


Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

9 thoughts on “Garden Blogger’s Muse Day – July 2008”

  1. Great reminder of how wonderful our country is and how blessed we are to be living in Canada!Nice to meet you..NG from Ontario near Toronto!

  2. Happy Canada Day, Nancy! Your poem is lovely and one day I would like to visit. Robertson’s question reminded me of J.F. Kennedy’s, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” If we all took these words to heart the world woulld be a better place.

  3. Happy Canada Day to you from a Southern neighbor. I really enjoyed your post. We love travelling to Canada and look forward to the day we visit your great country again.

  4. Happy Holiday! I know I am late, but the thought is there. Everytime I come here, I am meaning to say that I love your new header–have I said that already?

  5. What a great reminder of many of things I so admire about your wonderful country! Happy belated Canada Day to you!

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