I will be on a volunteer team that will be engaged in prayer in Ottawa, Ontario - our nation's capital. The organization is called the National House of Prayer.
The National House of Prayer has been established since 2005 and is committed to praying for the Government of Canada. Our heart is to establish and ongoing positive Christian presence in Canada’s capital 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.”
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 repent of these attitudes and start holding up those in leadership through our prayers. By establishing a the National House of Prayer in Ottawa, we will be able to pray, as Graham Kendrick says, “On site with insight.” (see Isaiah 63: 6, 7; 60)