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Lord Jesus, we thank you for your provision and protection over the Canadian and American truckers and their families. We continue to lift them up in prayer and ask for courage as they continue to fight the good fight.

It’s been said that individually we are one drop, but together we are an ocean. The Canadian trucker protests in Ottawa have proven this to be true. Even though they’ve ended, their influence still lingers. The movement sparked a fire within the hearts of people around the world as they watched thousands of Canadians and Americans standing together for a common goal–freedom. A January 15th federal mandate requiring truck drivers crossing into the Canadian border to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 is just one of the reasons these truckers took their battle all the way to their capital.

Harold Jonker, owner of Jonker Trucking Inc. in Caistor Centre, Ontario, can testify to the solidarity and joy of the participants who took part in this once in a lifetime event. As a route commander, his truck was the first to officially arrive in Ottawa on January 28, 2022. As he and his wife rolled into the capital city, they felt like history was being made. The path was paved with thousands of enthusiastic supporters who filled bridges and overpasses along the way.

Photo credit: Harold Jonker.

Though the media and Justin Trudeau have painted the event as fringe and dangerous, Jonker described it as “a beautiful celebration of freedom.” Truckers, families and citizens from Canada and the U.S. were peacefully united in their stance against mandates and restrictions. It was obvious there was something going on that was much bigger than Covid.

Jonker’s journey to this point didn’t happen overnight. In the beginning, like most citizens in Canada, he did his best to be cautious and follow the rules set in place. But in his gut, he felt like something wasn’t right. For instance, social distancing rules prevented Jonker’s father from seeing his grandkids. This set off an alarm bell in his heart because he believes we are never called to cut off our family, and we are certainly not called to live in fear. In the midst of all this, Jonker and his wife started doing their own research and they soon discovered that the news was presenting a one-sided view. It was time to move past the lies of the mainstream media and be awakened to truth.

When vaccine mandates began, Jonker’s business was directly affected because 8 of his 22 drivers could no longer cross the border. If that wasn’t enough, the government of Canada put sanctions on his company’s CVOR (Commercial Vehicle Operators Registration) for a week. This meant drivers could not work, even though some of them didn’t participate in the protest. At one point, Jonker’s bank was told to freeze his accounts, but thankfully, they did not.

Jonker’s leadership in the Freedom Convoy was an inspiration for many because he’s not only a trucker, but also a councillor for his local government based in the West Lincoln township of Ontario. His role in politics, however, did not hinder his beliefs or participation in the event. In fact, as a leader of the community he feels that politicians must stand up for what they believe in, and then take action based on those beliefs.  He said, “When we compromise, we lose our influence.” As a member of the Christian Heritage Party, Jonker emphasizes that it’s important to be a witness for Jesus and rely on Him to make the difference. He adds, “Society has become result driven, but if the result isn’t what we like, we still have to learn to accept that from God.”

The Lord’s hand seemed to guide the event because even though it came together haphazardly, the end result was beautiful and organized. Amazingly, no matter what need arose, whether it was a tent, fuel, or a kitchen sink, the Lord would provide. People would just show up with whatever was needed.

Even the reactions of the crowd were a testament to God’s presence because protesters reacted with resolve, not violence. Contrary to what the liberal media reported, Jonker says there were no incidents of rage or hate. Instead, police officers witnessed Christians singing the national anthem.

Photo credit: Harold Jonker.

Keeping God at the center of the movement was crucial. This is why command center meetings would begin and end with prayer. Additionally, sharing the gospel and God’s love was a daily priority. A Jericho walk with horns honking and shofars blasting ended with a visible fog coming down over the Parliament building. A reminder of God’s presence was in that fog, and it built the faith of those who witnessed it.

After several weeks of protesting, the Freedom Convoy came to an end, but many things were accomplished during that time. Jonker believes the event showed the true colors of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and has awakened people to what’s really been going on throughout the Covid pandemic. The event itself has connected thousands of people who now realize they are not alone in their beliefs, and that their liberties are absolutely worth fighting for. Jonker insists, “We have to do things for the Lord and for our children and grandchildren. If we lose our freedom, what good are our businesses and luxuries?”

So where does it all go from here? Jonker believes the next step will be in the courts. Cases will be brought before judges and they will have to listen. Grass roots organizations will continue informing the public and fighting the injustices. The real challenge, however, will be doing all this without getting shut down.

No matter what happens, Jonker declares a message that’s abundantly clear. “Our biggest weapon is prayer! People often forget this. Yes, we have to be a witness, but if he hears our prayers that’s what will change it.”

As Canadians and Americans, we have more than a border in common. We are two nations who believe in the power of change that can only come from the WAYMAKER, Jesus Christ. We are the hands and feet that can make things happen when God is behind our actions. As Jonker reminds us, “This is not the time to go into your shell.”

We cannot let our guard down, even as these convoys of freedom wind down. The truckers have reminded us that prayer and action go hand in hand.

Lord Jesus, thank you for everyone who has participated in the Canadian and American trucker convoy events of 2022. We ask you to provide clear direction for the path forward. Let Joshua 1:9 be a rallying call: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Whether that’s in an 18-wheeler, or at the city’s next council meeting, we can be sure Jesus will be with us, if we prayerfully seek his will.

Do you have a message for the Canadian and American truckers who have faithfully taken a stand for freedom? What is your prayer for the path going forward?

Angela Rodriguez is an author, blogger and homeschooling Mom who studies the historical and biblical connections between Israel and the United States. You can visit her blogs at 67owls.com and 100trumpets.com. Her latest book, Psalm 91: Under the Wings of Jesus, was released in June 2021. Photo Credit: Harold Jonker.

For more information about the People’s Convoy in America, this is a helpful blog shared with IFA by an intercessor. We also received an urgent prayer request for the People’s Convoy:

Pray for spirit of unity and harmony to be in place! There are reports Antifa showed up to harass the people. Also, looking for a place to move as the Speedway owners want to open for the season. God is moving mountains! It’s so important to declare His word and praise Him in the season. 

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Marilyn Charles
March 22, 2022

Thank you to all of the brave and courageous truckers. May God bless you and your families in all Godly ways.

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Cathy Rodz
March 21, 2022

I pray psalms 91 over the Canadians they are standing for freedom for our Children, Children, Children.
Thanks for standing in freedom
Here from SATX be string and courageous I will go wherever you go
Joshua 1:9
In Jesus Name!!

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Salem Zahn
March 20, 2022

God bless all the freedom fighters far and wide. Especially all those freedom fighters near and dear! True patriots in every sense of the word patriot! A big salute to your courage and dedication you all brought to the battle field! I pray in the name of our Savior and King Jesus/Yeshua that blessings will flow like a river in your lives and that the enemy will be forever subdued because you stood up for righteousness for the world to witness and you all did it to bring glory to our Savior and King Jesus/Yeshua!
Blessing and Peace abound to all the truckers and God’s wisdom and protection accompany you all through out your life’s journeys!

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Joyce Brogdon
March 20, 2022

Thank you to the men and women of the truckers unity. May God bless you and give you courage to carry on and keep praising Jesus.

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Susan Gauen
March 20, 2022

God, thank you for these trucker convoys and all the good that has already come out of it. I pray You’d lead Jonker and the other truckers how to keep fighting in this battle. Bring their court cases together and give them strength and favor to keep pushing forward for victory. Lead them one step at a time – go before them. Make every rough place smooth. Bring their cases to court and surround the court rooms with Your presence. Let truth come out. Let darkness be exposed. Let Trudean’s injustice be clearly seen and use this to continue to break the back of this evil. Expose the truth of all of these mandates. Expose it all. All the lies. All the vaccine injuries and deaths. Turn the tables on the enemy. Raise up Your mighty heros in Canada and use them to enforce the victory of Jesus in Canada. It was for freedom that You have set us free. Lead them to victory for Your freedom. No more tyranny. Communism must bow to Jesus. Amen!

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Pat Helder
March 20, 2022

There is a 24/7 prayer for Canada going on for the duration of this pandemic. It is called The Canadian firewall.ca zoom. Check it out. It’s reaching the heart of God! Beautiful people on this ministry site!

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William Donahue
March 20, 2022

Dearest LORD, thank YOU ALWAYS for YOUR WILL in all matters that stand for Truth because YOU ARE PERFECT TRUTH THAT CASTS OUT ALL FEAR, in JESUS NAME we pray amen. Thank YOU JESUS

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Marie Wassei
March 20, 2022

So inspired that when people stand for what’s right it inspires others to do the same and the power and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ against the evil in our world. We have a voice in the spirit and publicly. We need to use it. We have to walk by faith and not by fear.

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Betty
March 20, 2022

Prayers and trusting The LORD is THE WAY!

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Deb
March 19, 2022

God bless you truckers for your COURAGE and STAMINA both of which are so lacking in our world today! Thanks for standing for all of us who are against the tyrannical overreach of our governments!

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Dennis and Connie C Gomez
March 19, 2022

Father bless every trucker and their supporters in their FREEDOM STAND!!! We ask that enough (only you know the number) folks will REPENT turn to YOU and that you give us more time to reach the lost for JESUS!! Please touch the hearts of politicians with your Word. May they turn from their wicked ways, see the LIGHT and remove their luciferian laws/beliefs!! Purify all of our hearts with your WORD!! Romans 8:28

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Linda
March 19, 2022

Thank you truckers so much for what you are doing. You remain in our hearts and prayers!!
A concerned Grandmother

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Sunny Stapelman
March 19, 2022

Thank you Father for being in the midst of the Canadian and American convoys as these courageous, patriotic citizens united together to express a righteous anger toward government’s over reach and infringements on our liberties. We pray that their efforts will result in answered prayer as we will continue to battle against evil and injustice. Thank you, dearest Father, that You are in control, that You listen to our cries for help and that if we put our trust in You, we will have victory. In Jesus’ name, amen

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Kathy Emahiser
March 19, 2022

Father, I thank you for showing yourself strong in the fight for the American and Canadian truckers. If you be for them, who can be against them. Let everything that’s hidden be brought to the open. I declare by the power in the name of Jesus that no weapon against them will prosper. Amen!!!

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Lenora Thompson
March 19, 2022

Thanks so much for including the link to my Convoy article! I really appreciate it. All USA People’s Convoy News/Vids/Pics, etc. are aggregated in one place: https://www.lenorathompsonwriter.com/usafreedomtruckconvoy2022.html

There’s also a page for everything about the Canadian Freedom Convoy as well! https://www.lenorathompsonwriter.com/cafreedomtruckconvoy2022.html

We need to write more articles about the Convoys to get the truth out there and correct the MSM’s lies!

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tim mccormick
March 19, 2022

God bless all of you who represented Jesus Christ in the midst of unjust persecution and harrassment

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Maritza
March 19, 2022

Lord, send your mighty angels to guard, encourage and protect all the truckers and supporters. Make a way for miracles to be performed in their midst in Jesus name

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Tiki
March 19, 2022

God of all creation, we know that you’ve told us that the prayer of a righteous man avails much. There are many thousands and thousands of righteous praying that there will be ripples of freedom due to the stand that the truckers made. We pray that millions more would be enlightened to the real truth that is behind all of these mandates. May we honor you with all that is in us.
In Jesus name, amen

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Glen H. Kippel
March 19, 2022

In case you don’t know the words to Canada’s national anthem:
O Canada! Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all of us command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

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C and C Nelson
March 19, 2022

Thank you Lord for the truckers, their peaceful stand for freedom and truth.
Lord, we ask that more videos & articles would come forth displaying the truth. We ask that more video & statements would “leak forth” that show the deception of the PM Trudeau & other officials. Lord, we decree that You will not allow it to be hidden. We pray for a change of heart for many gov’t officials as well as Trudeau. If they refuse to change, we decree and ask that they are removed from their positions through any necessary means possible & that You would replace them with people who love God, are committed to freedom and to actual service of the people of Canada. Strengthen the people of Canada and stir their hearts to involvement in all forms of public matters. Continue to raise up bold, courageous leaders among the regular citizens of Canada. Thank you Lord.

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Ninamarie Shinta
March 19, 2022

Praying for all of you daily! Thank you for being courageous and standing up for Jesus as a soldier of the cross! May you each be blessed with the fullness of our Lord Jesus Christ

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Barbara Janicki
March 19, 2022

So good and encouraging to hear/read a first-hand, truthful account of this event as the media did spin it as “fringe” and “violent” instead of “mainstream” and not only peaceful but prayerful. Such a connection between faith in God and freedom – I am so thankful for all those courageous truckers who inspired us all with their actions, the crowds cheering them on show that the “fringe” is the media and the few tyrants in power, – good, decent, God-fearing people who just want to live their lives in freedom and peace are by far the vast majority in the U.S. and Canada, we are not the “unhinged fringe” – they are. I agree with Jonker, our biggest weapon is prayer! Our governments have deceived and betrayed us, the truth must come out! Continued prayers for truthtellers to arise and let irrefutable truth be known, about covid, vaccines, lockdowns, mandates etc. so there will not be a repeat of this insanity. http://www.mtothe5th.wordpress.com

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Elaine
March 19, 2022

thank you so much for standing up for truth and freedom! God is using the Truckers for us! God gets the victory! You are our Joshua and God‘s heavenly army! God bless all of you thank you! United we stand don’t give up! Prayer moves the hand of God!❤️🙏

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Darla
March 19, 2022

I watched your progress throughout & prayed that God would protect you. Thank-you truckers – you gave hope to the world against this oppression of governments!! We are so extremely grateful for your courage and perseverance. You will be remembered forever for the good you have done in the world.

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Norma
March 19, 2022

Father God we exalt you for your presence abd pritection iver these Freedom Fighters! I ask you would continue to provide and i pray for a spirit of unity to prevail as they continue to push back. I pray for your favor to rest upon them and their families. I declare justice at the gates in America ! What a mighty God we serve!

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    Connie Chauvel-Gomez
    March 19, 2022

    YES!!! And….thank YOU, Father, for sending Baby Cyrus (Idaho) home!…. Freedomman.org/cyrus. May Luciferians sex traffickers (CPS is complicit) be stopped/defeated!!!

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Jayne Moyer
March 19, 2022

God is so good!!!
Lord thank you for being with those individuals who stand for Your righteousness and the freedoms you want for us. May they be an encouragement to us all. God continue to protect, guide & strengthen the resolve of all these warriors to live, work & share the truth of God & the importance of freedom and remain undaunted in their efforts. Remove any barriers & blockage both physical & spiritual. Lord, THANK YOU for hearing our prayers. May Your will be done. Amen.

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Diane H Lamb
March 19, 2022

Ask God to point out His Word, i did and He blessed me with Zeph. 2 1,3
Praise for everyone who walks and and lives His freedom.

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Barbara White
March 19, 2022

God is in control : Psalms 46 v10 “ Be still and know that I Am GOD”

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    Connie Chauvel-Gomez
    March 19, 2022

    STAND and oppose evil wherever it exists; God has us here for this time and purpose!!!!

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Rochelle
March 19, 2022

Father God,
Thank You for all the truckers and people gathering to proclaim freedom from government tyranny. Please bless the American People’s Convoy with Your Presence and Your glory. In the name of Jesus I ask for an outpouring of unity and harmony which comes through Your Spirit.
I also ask You to send Your warring angels to ferret out and expose any people aligned with evil. I pray that all schemes, plots, strategies, attacks and tricks of the enemy will be nullified and cast down in the mighty name of Jesus.
Please use this protest in a powerful way to accomplish Your purposes for this nation.
Amen and Amen.

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John Bischop
March 19, 2022

Pray for the Lord’s guidance. Let His love for all, show thru your actions, as His blessings pour on you!

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