Activating strategic prayer for Canada and its leaders.
The National House of Prayer was established in 2005 and since been committed to praying for and activating strategic prayer for Canada and its leaders. Their heart is to establish an ongoing positive Christian presence in Canada as we seek to fulfill 1 Timothy 2:1-3:
“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Saviour.”
Believing in “informed intercession,” they research and stay up-to-date with the current issues facing our leaders and then provide this insight to thousands of intercessors. Networking with the many prayer movements in Canada is one of their greatest joys as coordinated prayer is being released through city-wide prayer movements, new Provincial Houses of Prayer and emerging leaders.
The National House of Prayer desires to help mobilize informed and sustained prayer for all government leaders and the decisions they make. They seek to help build a bridge between our government leaders and caring Christians from across Canada. Their hope is that through these meaningful relationships, God would influence these leaders with a perspective of righteousness that would bless them as they serve our nation.
Ottawa is Canada’s capital city. Every decision made in Ottawa, affects every region of the country. Ottawa is the spiritual gateway to the rest of the nation. What comes through a gate has influence over what the gate was designed to guard. In biblical times the gateway was the place the city’s elders met to make decisions and to settle disputes. Decisions made had an effect upon the life and destiny of those under the authority of the elders.
Many of us tend to think of our government only in critical ways. We need to start holding up those in leadership through our prayers. By establishing the National House of Prayer in Ottawa, we can pray, as Graham Kendrick says, “onsite with insight.” (see Isaiah 63:6-7; 60:11)