Lord, today we would like to say a special prayer and lift up MLA Lyle Stewart to you. We pray that you would be with him as he deals with his diagnosis of colorectal cancer, his second time battling cancer. Give him strength, help him to know that you are walking along side him at this time. We pray for healing and a full recovery that he may carry on with those things that are important to him. Give his wife Linda strength to help be a support to her husband. Lord, we also lift up his three children and five grandchildren at this time. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Lyle Stewart was born and raised near Pense, Saskatchewan, where he continues to farm and ranch with his wife Linda and son Lee. Lyle was one of the first members in the newly formed Saskatchewan Party and was elected to the Legislative Assembly as the MLA for Thunder Creek in 1999. He was re-elected in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2016. During his two terms in opposition, Lyle served as the Interim Leader of the Party, as well as the critic for Agriculture, Economic Development and Industry and Resources. He was appointed the Minister of Agriculture on May 25, 2012 and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation.