National Fast Track - 40 Days of Prayer for Canada

Intercessors for Canada

Mid-Month Notes - July 2008



  • National Fast Track
  • More Than Gold
  • China Blessing
  • China hands over to Canada
  • Deception
  • Listening Prayer
  1. Water levels in Israel


This is a current call for the regions of Canada, by time zones, to fast and pray for 40 days each. It started on May 12th in Atlantic Canada and on June 21st moved to Quebec, Nunavut & Ontario. On July 30th it is the turn of Manitoba. See map below. It is encouraging that over 500 people have signed up for this initiative by logging on to  Please sign up now and plan to fast and pray for Canada for whatever the Lord gives you faith for. By November 27th there will have been 200 days of prayer across Canada!


A global day of prayer for China has been set aside for August 8th, the day the Olympics open in Beijing. Please see The church in China needs our prayers. China is in the spiritually difficult place of growing in pride through winning the most gold medals, or national loss of face through failing. Christ is the only answer.


" that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honour, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, " 1 Peter 1:7

'More Than Gold' is the theme for the Vancouver Whistler Games Network, a group of Christians that has been meeting for the last 7 years to utilize the 2010 Winter Games as a catalyst to make God's name distinguished and great in the Vancouver area and for Canada. Although an Olympic Gold Medal is wonderful thing, there is something even more precious! The Olympic VANOC committee has recognised MTG officially as a partner for the Games which opens up many opportunities to serve and connect with the Games. Currently MTG has 10 working groups, one of them is of course prayer which has a good number of local and national prayer leaders serving on it. Our goal is to mobilize prayer for the purposes of God for the 2010 Winter Olympics at the regional, national and global levels. If you would like to receive the MTG Prayer fuel please send a note to


On Sunday, August 24th in Beijing, China will pass the Olympic flag to Canada to prepare for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver-Whistler. The dates are February 12-28, and the Paralympic Games are from March12-21. The More Than Gold Prayer Team are planning an open air prayer launch next month on August 24th, followed by a prayer walk around two of the event stadiums. To repeat, we are praying for the purposes of God to be fulfilled, there is more than gold medals at stake! Please join with us in your city on Sunday, 24th at 3:00 pm PST. May many people from all nations come to a saving faith in Christ during the Games.


What makes deception so deceptive? Jesus said (Mt 24:4), "Take heed that no one leads you astray". Jesus also said (Mt 24:24) "For false Christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect."

There is apparently a religious deception that can almost deceive the Elect, God's chosen ones. This must mean that this counterfeit christianity looks and feels so similar to the real thing but it is actually totally demonic! This makes you think, how can anyone stay faithful? Possibly by staying very close to the Lord - the mark of the Elect is that they 'cry out to Him day and night' (Lk 18:7). It does not sound easy but we do have the gift of discernment of spirits (1 Cor 12:10) to help us in the warfare. There are some clues from scripture that are worth considering:

2 Cor. 11:3

Deception tends to lead us away from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. This happens over time.

2 Cor. 11:20

False apostles have a control issue, are not servants and are abusive.

Jude 11

Walk in the way of Cain - way of soul not Spirit Abandoned to Balaam's error - issues with Money Perish in Korah's rebellion - problems with Authority

Rev. 2:6,15

Nicolaitans - Lit: People Destroyers, very dominant, controlling

Rev. 2:14,20

Balaam & Jezebel, idolatry creeps in and manifests in immorality. Behind the Jezebel spirit is witchcraft under the guise of prophecy

Rev. 12:11

They conquered satan by the blood of the Lamb. We could expect a deceiver to minimize the power of the Blood of Christ.

So keep your radar on! Miracles do not authenticate the counterfeit, so look out for money, control and character issues. Idolatry shifts our focus off Jesus and the finished work of Christ is not a favourite topic. One of the biggest temptations to fall away could be if many are following after the counterfeit and you have to try to resist huge peer pressure. As someone once said, 'A million lemmings can't be wrong'!


In recent weeks I have become aware of a widespread interest in 'Listening Prayer', that I had no idea about. When I investigated what this seemingly harmless subject was I found insights that really troubled me. Listening prayer is another name for Contemplative prayer, Centering prayer, even Meditation. The revelation received seems to be based on a foundation of imagination and visualization which can be anything from wishful thinking to spiritually deceptive. Next month I hope to publish a review of a book on Listening Prayer.


Israel is facing its most severe water crisis in 80 years. The water level in the sea of Galilee is only a few centimeters above the danger level, but even worse is the fact that the coastal and mountain underground reservoirs are also dangerously low. Israel is confronted by many serious issues that affect its future survival, the most serious issue being idolatry. Cry out to the Lord for national repentance and a turning to their Messiah, Jesus from Nazareth. Hear what Moses prophesied in Deuteronomy 11:

12 It (Israel) is a land the Lord your God cares for; the eyes of the Lord your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end. 13 So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today--to love the Lord your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul-- 14 then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and oil. 15 I will provide grass in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied. 16 Be careful, or you will be enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them. 17 Then the Lord's anger will burn against you, and he will shut the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce, and you will soon perish from the good land the Lord is giving you.

Yours in Christ for Canada, Pastor David Carson Director, Intercessors For Canada

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