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Canopy of prayer


Canopy of Prayer has been brewing at NHOP for quite some time now. More than just an Ottawa centred ministry, the vision has always been to see the heart of the Nation turn to God. Having boots on the ground at Parliament Hill is very necessary and essential. Building relationships with Members of Parliament and bringing in teams to pray for and to serve these members remains an integral part of the National House of Prayer. In this present season, it is time to enlarge the borders of our tent. 

“Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes.”

Isaiah 54:2 

When Marilyn and I became involved with our Member of Parliament, it gave us the opportunity to be engaged and informed with the member and the riding. We were then able to pray informed, strategic prayers in our private prayer times. Our hope is to see this kind of responsive prayer involvement right across the nation with synergetic prayer teams. 

"How could one have chased a thousand, and two have put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had given them up?"

Deuteronomy 32:30

Ultimately, the goal for every team is to see The Kingdom of God increase in their ridings. Our utmost desire is to see Salvation break out and the purposes of God accomplished in each respective community.

We envision designated prayer teams for each of the 338 ridings across the country. While this is being launched during a Federal Election, it is not meant to be an election only project but rather an ongoing prayer endeavour. Our experience has shown that it is best to get ahead of the issues in prayer rather than react to issues. This is a long-term assignment and will require time to grow. Prayer teams will be focused on the ridings where they live aiming their attention on their communities. Rather than having prayers solely centred on the federal government and their members of parliament, teams will pray for all levels of government and concerns in their locality. 

Instead of working from a crisis management model, where we pray when issues come up, we want to pray from a place of service where we maintain prayers for the  purposes of God on an ongoing basis. Our heart is to see each riding transformed  from Glory to Glory.

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.”

Romans 12:1

“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”

2 Corinthians 3:18

Canopy of Prayer School will resume on Thursday September 22, 2022 at 1pmET

Please join us for a 10-week, in-depth study of the book of James as a prayer manual.

If you are unable to attend live, a video recording of the training will be emailed to everyone on the Canopy of Prayer list.



These are Zoom meetings. Use the NHOP ZOOM link

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