BILL C-16 

SenateCurrently being debated in the Senate
  • Pray that the witnesses  at the upcoming Senate committee meetings will clearly present the concerns with righteous conviction and clarity.
  • Pray Canadians engage this issue by getting informed and understanding the concerns.
  • Pray Canadians will be encouraged to write and/or email their senator as it’s not to late to engage them on this important issue.

Get More Info Here on Bill C-16


ballot boxTwo leadership races and 5 by-elections
“For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisors.”
– Proverbs 11:4
  • Pray that in the midst of the media attention focused on politics south of the border, we do not neglect the importance of the party leadership campaigns in Canada.
  • Pray that Christian believers would consider joining a party to be eligible to vote for the candidate they see is called to lead the party.
  • Pray and register/vote for the candidate of your choice in the upcoming five by-elections.
  • Pray that they will be men and women of integrity who will stand up for what is right. Proverbs 29:27
  • Pray the leadership of our nation will turn to the Almighty God for strength and guidance as many have historically done.


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“The National Prayer Breakfast is an annual ecumenical event held under the combined authority of the Speakers of the Senate and the House of Commons and organized by a group of dedicated volunteers. The event allows our elected public officials to gather together with men and women from different backgrounds to pray and connect through our shared Christian faith.”
  • Pray for this event to be well attended with representation from across Canada in support of our MP’s and Senators as they seek to live out their faith.
  • Pray for the many volunteers to perform their duties with servant hearts and a spirit of excellence.
  • Pray for the leadership team of the national prayer breakfast to have favour with the media to share the purpose of, and to extend the invitation to attend this annual gathering in Ottawa.

Register for the Canada Prayer Breakfast Here


March for life rally on parliament hill | Join us May 8 – 12

The National House of Prayer has supported in prayer, and participated in the National March for Life for the past 12 years.  This year we sense the necessity to ramp up the prayer and fasting  for this years march. It is encouraging to witness the growth in attendance, and this year, which marks the 20th anniversary, should draw much attention.

  • Pray for the attendance at all the planned events to exceed all expectations with people who are willing to take a stand for life.
  • Pray that any unexpected delays in obtaining official permission or access to venues will not hinder or disrupt the March for Life events.
  • Pray that as the attention and opposition to the March for Life increases, that there would be adequate police and security strategy to provide the necessary protection. May the joy of the Lord be our strength.


More Info on the March for Life Here



Happy New Year – a year long celebration

Happy New Year Everyone! In this 150th year  of  confederation, Canadians from coast to coast  will be engaged in a spirit of celebration to mark  this very important milestone. As the eyes of the  world are focused on Canada, lets strengthen  our resolve in prayer for our leaders on all levels  and areas of government.

Justin Trudeau’s Cross-Country Tour – connecting with grassroots Canadians

As our Prime Minister engages in dialogue with Canadian’s across our nation, we find it interesting that for the first time the term being used to describe some of these meetings is ‘church basement meetings’. We know that this is primarily a euphemism for meeting with average Canadians, but it also serves as a reminder that Christians are meant to have a voice in the governance of our nation.

Plans go wrong for lack of advice; 
many advisers bring success
Proverbs 15:22

Pray that these meetings will truly be about hearing from Canadian citizens and not merely a photo-op or about promoting specific liberal policies.

Pray that the term ‘church basement meetings’ will provoke Christians to attend these meetings voicing their care and concern for our nation.

Pray that God would give opportunities for Christians to voice intelligent questions and express concerns in regards to Christian values and freedom of religion in our changing culture.

Pray that Christians would not be primarily identified with what we disagree with, but rather seen by thoughtful dialogue and helpful propositions to our Prime Minister.

United Nations Resolution – Middle-East Peace Conference

A United Nations resolution (UN resolution) is a formal text adopted by a United Nations (UN) body. Although any UN body can issue resolutions, in practice, the Security Council or the General Assembly issues most resolutions.

The conference to be held in Paris on January 15this aimed at promoting the two-state solution as the goal to lasting peace.

Why are the nations so angry? 
Why do they waste their time with futile plans?
Now then, you kings, act wisely! Be warned, you rulers of the earth!
Serve the Lord with reverent fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Psalms 2:1, 10-11

Pray that Canada would still be known as a true “Friend of Israel”, as our former Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, stood with Israel as the only democratic society in the Middle East.

Pray that as these 70 nations meet, there would be caution, restraint, and every consideration as to what the outcome could mean to the Israeli and Palestinian peoples.

Pray that the reaction to any resolution will not result in an escalation of violence.


Praise Report – Trinity Western Wins Legal Battle

Trinity Western University’s legal battle to have accreditation for its law students has been lifted up in prayer by many. This week a major victory was won for the continued protection of religious freedom in Canada.

On Tuesday, a panel of 5 judges ruled in their favour in British Columbia. This case will likely go to Canada’s Supreme Court as Ontario’s top court has voted against them. We are thankful but understand continued prayer is needed.


Ontario – Bill 28 – “all families are equal act”

Ontario’s controversial Bill 28 should disturb not only Ontarians but all Canadians who are parents. Let’s stand together in prayer for Canadians to respond in large numbers to express their concerns about this proposed bill before it is passed.


Alberta – attack on parental rights

Without question, Alberta has been facing many difficulties and trials and at NHOP today we upheld the province for an extended period of time. Some circumstances can change for the better over time, but presenting ideas that will conflict with values and parents as the primary educators of their children is being disregarded. For more information regarding this policy and the PRISM toolkit Click Here

Pray for Albertans not to succumb to worry, fear or defeat.

Pray they will raise their voice of concern regarding the drastic changes that are to be introduced in classrooms across the province.

NHOP in Prayer, Tuesday, November 8th – 9am to 9pm – all welcome as we pray for our neighbours to the south

Last week Rob, Fran and Susan were in Washington D.C. to join leaders for an extended time of prayer for the U.S. elections. We were moved by their desperate cry for the Church to be awakened to their call to be salt and light in their nation. We were honoured to stand with them as they fasted and humbled themselves in prayer.

Here are some prayer points from our visit:

Pray for the citizens of America to look past the personalities of the candidates and to focus their attention on the policies and the party platforms presented.

Pray that American media will report in an unbiased way to bring truth and clarity to voters.

Pray that voters will be able to discern the right and wrong of a matter and not necessarily the left or right.

Pray for the people of America to accept the results of the election with respect and kindness.

Join Us for Christmas on Parliament Hill – 400,000 dazzling Christmas lights

Join us December 5th – 9th or 12th – 16th for prayer, teaching and the annual Christmas light presentation on Parliament Hill. Come with us to Question Period as we pray for our elected officials.



Please Pray for the Prentice Family 

We are saddened to hear the passing of Jim Prentice (former Premier of Alberta). Please remember his wife Karen and family during this very difficult and tragic time.

Pray for America – prayer is more important than politics 

Call to me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. Jeremiah 33:3

As Canadians, many of us are wondering how to pray for our friends and neighbours in the United States as they face their Presidential elections this November 8th.  We also know that these elections will have an affect on our own nation, so therefore we are encouraging Canadians to take time to pray daily for the United States at this important time.

Here are many excellent U.S. resources to help a person pray intelligently:

Desperate for change; 40 days of prayer; Prayer for elections heating up; Prayer at the polls; Pray the vote; America needs the Christian vote; and the National Day of Prayer

Pray as the text above says, that there will be a ‘Spirit of Prayer’ (Call to me), over the Church of America with a real expectancy to ‘hear’ what the Lord will say.
Pray with the understanding that there are 435 House of Representatives and 34 Senate seatsto be filled. Pray for the election of individuals who will stand for righteousness and that through them, God will provide the right checks and balances to be in place for good United States government.
Pray that the media will inform in such a way that brings genuine clarity so that voters will discern the right and wrong of a matter and not necessarily the left or right. Increasing prayer for the media is an essential way for Christians to help impact this election.

Committee Meetings

To help the Senate fulfill its constitutionally-defined roles, members of the Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization have spent months studying how the Senate works and how it could improve. 

This Committee has been tasked with considering “methods to make the Senate more effective within the current constitutional framework.”  This is important work, but is not to be confused with Senate reform (such as electing senators, implementing term limits, etc.), which requires constitutional amendments. Both Senate modernization and Senate reform may be necessary to ensure that the Senate serves its Parliamentary purpose of “sober second thought” well, but for now only modernization is being examined.

Pray for the Senators to have wisdom to know what changes can be made to make the Senate more effective, relevant and accountable to Canadians.
Pray that in their pursuit of answers they will have God-given insight.
Pray that Senators will exhibit courageous leadership in their efforts.

Private Members Bill C-225 Cassie and Molly’s Law – The protection of pregnant women and their reborn children act

This act would amend the criminal code to “make it an offence to cause injury or death to a preborn child while committing or attempting to commit an offence against a pregnant woman,” and would add pregnancy as an aggravating circumstance for the purpose of sentencing.

The short title for Bill C-225, Cassie and Molly’s Law, is in reference to the 2014 murder of Cassie Kaake in Windsor, Ontario, when Cassie was weeks away from giving birth to her daughter, Molly.

Pray for MP Cathay Wagnatall, the second reading of her bill will be read on Monday, October 17th.
Pray that this bill will reach the committee stage where its merits can be discussed with reasonable and fair-minded debate.
Pray the MP’s will receive accurate information so they have a full understanding of what this bill is about.


Teams Wanted – pray God calls workers to His mission field in Ottawa

For over 12 years, the Lord has positioned the National House of Prayer in Ottawa to activate strategic prayer for Canada and its leaders. We are here on the mission field in Ottawa to build a bridge between the Christian Church and the Government of Canada to ensure a strong praying presence on Parliament Hill. We have a number of weeks still available in 2016 for teams.


Pray God moves on the hearts of believers across Canada to come and join us for a week (or more) at the National House of Prayer.
Pray that God will meet and supply all our needs and provide clear direction and strategy in prayer.
Pray for continued connections as we build relationships with MP’s, Senators, Ambassadors and members of government.
Pray for the health and safety of everyone who will travel to Ottawa this year to join us on the mission field.



National House of Prayer – Teams Needed to Pray – Pray God calls workers to His mission field in Ottawa

For over 12 years the Lord has placed the National House of Prayer in Ottawa to activate strategic prayer for Canadaand its leaders. We are here on the mission field in Ottawa to build a bridge between the Christian Church and the Government of Canada and to ensure a strong praying presence on Parliament Hill. We have a number of weeks available yet in 2016 for teams to come.


Pray God moves on the hearts of believers across Canada to come and join us for a week (or more) at the National House of Prayer.

Pray that God will meet and supply all our needs and provide clear direction and strategy in prayer.

Pray for continued connections as we build relationships with MP’s, Senators, Ambassadors and members of the government.

Pray for the health and safety of everyone who will travel to Ottawa this year to join us on the mission field.

Challenging the College of Physicians and Surgeons – Bill C-14 and conscience rights of physicians

Canadian Physicians for Life seeks to engage with and educate the public on public policy matters relating to traditional medical ethics, the dignity and inviolability of human life, and human rights by providing medical, biological, and social facts related to those matters.

Recently, Canadian Physicians for Life have joined with other like-minded societies and a number of individual physicians in a legal challenge to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s policy decision to force physicians to violate their consciences by referring patients seeking to end their lives to other physicians who will provide the procedure.

Freedom of conscience and religion, as set out in the Charter, exists to ensure that individuals are not coerced by the state to act in violation of their conscience or religious beliefs.

“There is no Charter right (or any other legal right) to demand that a specific physician provide you with a specific procedure or pharmaceutical.” Albertos Polizogopoulos*

Pray for these physicians who will be attending meetings to represent their organizations, to have wisdom to share their position effectively with the goal to see hearts turned to permit freedom of conscience of Ontario doctors.

Pray for a similar campaign to expand across the country and for Canadians to stand with our physicians who are challenging the college on the issue.

*Albertos is a partner at an Ottawa firm. In recent years, much of Albertos’ practice has been devoted to protecting physicians’ conscience rights and religious freedoms. 


Minutes before we planned to send these prayer points we discovered Kevin Garratt had been released from China and is back home in Canada. Thank you for praying for the Garratt Family. Today we celebrate with a multitude of others who have prayed for his safe release. God answers prayer

The Garratt’s lived in China for about 30 years, conducted Christian aid work and ran a popular coffee shop near China’s border with North Korea. Kevin Garratt was indicted on accusations of spying for Canada and stealing Chinese state secrets. He has been held in a Chinese prison since 2014. His wife was Julia was released in February 2015.



WE ARE NOT QUITTING! – We are calling out for a sovereign move of the Holy Spirit

I lift my eyes to the mountains-where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip-he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 
Psalm 121:1-4


Fran and I are in Vernon B.C. enjoying some R&R this summer and have appreciated a few speaking engagements. There has been much prayer for the Okanagan valley and yet I felt challenged to prayer-walk 20 km up to Silver Star Mountain village. It’s a bit grueling to say the least as I had already walked this mountain four times during my thirteen years of pastoring here. Could this 60-year-old body make it again?? I invited a friend, Gord Nicholson to join me, and up the mountain we went and as we walked, we were praying to God:

“We’re not quitting God! We’re seeking your perspectives for our personal lives; we are asking
that our lives will line up with your perfect will; we are calling out for a sovereign move of the Holy Spirit over this valley and over our nation that would bring an awakening to prayer upon the Church of Canada.”  (Rob)
A few days later Fran joined me along with Gord and his wife Val, and we all climbed to the summit of Silver Star mountain, prayer-climbing up the Paradise Trail. Yes it was at times challenging, but it was really worth it. The views were fantastic and we were able to see in every direction. I was reminded of the fact that when we’re at the bottom of whatever mountain we are facing we can only see from a limited perspective. But in the same way that Jesus said to the Apostle John on Patmos, Come up here and I will show you what must take place (Rev. 4:1b), our perspective changes from the top and the climb is worth the effort. That climb may be simply the battle to get aside to pray; or a circumstance you are facing; or a personal challenge you may have. Whatever we are facing, God invites us to look up and climb His mountain and meet with the Him. How especially important this is when we are facing a world that is rapidly changing in its’ values and practices leaving our heads spinning.


Olympics 2016 – Jesus medal is our salvation

In the shadow of another mountain, the world gathers to celebrate and even venerate the physical achievements of man. Enthusiastically we applaud the giftedness of those who have sacrificed much to physically and mentally train to reach their Olympic goal. These athletes don’t want to be last or at the bottom!
If visitors and competitors alike look up, they will see the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer that overlooks Rio de Janeiro. The nations are gathered in Brazil and I am reminded of Psalm 2 that all the nations of the earth are Jesus’ inheritance. His goal and his sacrifice was not for a temporary medal, but his medal is our salvation.
Pray for favour for the massive prayer and outreach force that has gathered in Brazil to proclaim the gospel.


Pray for testimonies of the Christian athletes and supporting staff to be powerfully evident throughout the games.


Pray for the chaplains who are in direct contact with the athletes.


Ask God to place a perimeter of protection over Brazil against any threats of terrorism.

CASSIE AND MOLLY’S LAW BILL C-225 – what can we do?

In February 2016, MP Cathay Wagantall (Yorkton-Melville) introduced Bill C-225 in Parliament. (Currently Canadian law offers no recognition to the preborn child of a woman who wants to have the child). This proposed legislation would create a law that would apply when a crime committed against a pregnant woman results in the injury or death of their preborn child. Almost 70% of Canadians indicated their support for a law making the harm or death of a preborn child a separate crime. It is also encouraging that this bill has received endorsements from significant organizations.

Pray that Canadians will write a letter to their MP respectfully asking for examination of the polling results and to vote in favour of this bill.

Pray that this bill will gain traction this summer as Canadians contact their MP.


Pray that MPs will take the time to read the poll results and be convicted to stand for a law to protect vulnerable women and children.



Do Not Be Ashamed – Religious Freedom in the Crosshairs

So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner.  Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God ~ 2 Timothy 1:8

Religious Freedom is in the crosshairs from special interest groups and governments. One legal challenge won emboldens others to pressure for recognition/freedom/rights, while others get trampled on.

Propose, Permit, Promote

Many Canadians are bewildered at the ever increasing pace of our changing cultural values. This didn’t happen overnight, or did it?  While we were sleeping, new concepts were first proposed (in society accepted, then in government) then permitted (redefined or new laws are passed) then promoted (laws taught in our educational system and enforced). We are called to uphold and maintain a biblical perspective as we navigate through our rapidly changing society.

The Church – Radical Love, Service & Evangelism

Pray for Canadian denominational leaders and other influential teachers of the Word of God to be given insight in how the changing laws today will affect us all in the long term.

Pray & Petition God on their behalf: for leaders to be given courage and boldness to stay the course and unashamedly proclaim the powerful message of the gospel of salvation that has not lost its relevancy and influence to transform society.

Pray for believers to practice radical love, service and evangelism as was first demonstrated by the Christians in the book of Acts, especially as people are increasingly indifferent and even hostile to Christianity;  For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. Romans 1:16

Electoral Reform – What can we do?

Pray for the members of the electoral reform committee to thoroughly study possible alternatives to the current first-past-the-post system. The recent election in Australia provides an excellent example for the committee to examine as our government has committed to modernize our electoral system,

Pray for the MP’s who will be hosting electoral reform town halls over the summer to consult with their constituents.

Pray that Canadians will be proactive in providing feedback that will influence the committee. Find out if there will be a meeting in your region and consider attending. It is in our interest to participate in this important discussion on how we will vote.

Palliative Care Bill C-277 – Marilyn Gladu, MP for Sarnia-Lambton

Pray for a keen sensitivity to the “God given conscience” for all governmental leaders. “A state that can pave over the conscience, anyone’s conscience, without a compelling interest in doing so, is a state that is unfettered to do virtually anything.”  ~Russell Moore

Pray for continued opportunities for the church to be pro-active in support of life in Canada.

Pray for organizations like ARPA (and many others) who are on the front lines of the battle for life in Canada.


Pray for the church to grasp the importance of “stepping up to the plate” on this issue. We are called to carry one-another’s burdens which historically has proven to be a God sanctioned action resulting in a great harvest of souls coming into the kingdom.

Pray that our light will shine before others, so that they may see our good works and give glory to your Father who is in Heaven” Matt 5:16

Pray that the work assigned to the Church and private charities will continue to set the standard for end of life care. This will demonstrate that it isn’t necessary to expect the taxpayers and our government to bear the spiritual and entire financial burden of this battle.



Bill C-14 Before The Senate – critical debates on dying happening now…

Pray for the senators who may be debating the bill for long hours, that they would have clear strategy and reasonable arguments for their amendment recommendations.
Pray for God’s presence to fill the Senate so that every Senator will have clarity of thought and clear articulation of speech.
Pray that stricter safeguards won’t be opposed by those who would want to see the bill less restrictive. May they see the wisdom in supporting tighter restrictions to protect the rights of all Canadians.

CARDUS – organizations making a difference 

Fran was present at the release of the CARDUS Family Life Project yesterday. She listened to Nick Nanos of Nanos Research share polling data complied through a survey of Canadians about children, child care, marriage and caring for elders. Family life is very important to Canadians.The results revealed areas where the Church can be proactive and take the opportunity to provide assistance and care for some of the exposed concerns.

Pray for the Church in Canada to love their neighbours into the family of God. May we continue to seek practical ways to reach out to build strong families in our communities.

Pray for this important information to be recognized by our government and for it to be a benefit for reasonable policy solutions.

Pray for wisdom for the many organizations like CARDUS who are actively engaged with government for the betterment of Canadian society.

More Info on CARDUS Family Life Project



Medical Assistance in Dying, Bill C-14


“Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is. You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure. Psalm 39: 4 & 5

“Perhaps this is just another step on the road of moral relativism that we are in nowadays, but even our judiciary cannot serve as a balance between the different societies making up Canada. We are in a sorry state. We have truly entered a new age, one of the throwaway culture where all boundaries are starting to crumble”.                Robert Falcon Oulette MP, Winnipeg Centre.

It appears that championing individualism, personal autonomy & self determination boils down to the philosophy, ‘my body, my choice’. This has formed an attitude change in our society that encourages the belief that euthanasia or assisted suicide is acceptable. “We all know we can’t conquer death and yet we want to try and control the circumstances of our passing.” For example, we may fear that palliative care won’t be able to manage our pain.

Since 1991 there has been 15 occasions where the possibility of assisted suicide has been rejected. A bill that would have decriminalized euthanasia was voted down 228-59 on April 21, 2010. Wednesday evening the vote to accept the second reading of bill C-14 was 235-75.

On 11 December 2015, a motion was passed in the House of Commons to establish a Special Joint Committee of the Senate and the House of Commons.

That motion stated that the committee’s purpose is:

To review the report of the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada and other recent relevant consultation activities and studies, to consult with Canadians, experts and stakeholders, and make recommendations on the framework of a federal response on physician-assisted dying that respects the Constitution, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the priorities of Canadians.

The Special Joint Committee submitted their report of 21 recommendations to the House of Commons on February 25, 2016. In response to the report the Department of Justice drafted Bill C-14, which was introduced into the House on April 4, 2016. C-14 is currently being reviewed by the Justice and Human Rights Committee before returning to the House of Commons for Third Reading.

Members of Parliament and Senators have been bombarded with letters, e-mails and phone calls expressing their concerns about the contents and lack of safeguards in Bill C-14 Physician-Assisted Dying as have many people who view the bill as too narrow or restrictive.  It is encouraging to know that Canadians are showing their interest in this piece of legislation that will affect all of us.

With the June 6 Supreme Court order deadline, the pressure is on the Justice and Human Rights Committee and the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs committee to consider the many submissions and recommendations by witnesses from various organizations for suggested amendments to the text of the bill.

This is an emotional and complicated issue and it is vital that we pray for members and senators to be so affected by these presentations that they will seriously consider the submissions and apply strict parameters limiting access to this procedure.

Lawyers have pointed out legal flaws and constitutional issues that may cause future problems. The best way to avoid this possibility would be to conform to what the Supreme Court asked for and not go beyond.

Many witnesses have expressed the opinion that doctors shouldn’t have to feel obligated to provide this procedure.

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada has created an excellent resource to equip Canadians on Euthanasia and Palliative. You can view an online pdf or order physical copies here.

Contacting your Member of Parliament and Senator voicing your concerns is important, they need to hear from you and I.

Senate of Canada is in a unique position to make a difference

Pray that the Senate will request more time in Committee to hear from the witnesses and to then be able to conduct a thorough study.

Pray for Senate amendment recommendations that will ensure that conscience rights for our medical professionals are protected and for legislation that will take into consideration the long term outcome that will affect our society.

Pray that a national palliative care strategy would be developed. It surely has been recognized that bill C-14 has exposed a major void in our health care system.

Pray that the fear of the Lord will release conviction to all Canadians considering their own mortality. May God have mercy on our nation!

March for Life – May 12  

Pray for the safety and security of the organizers and participants in the annual march.

Pray for the March for Life participants to be a remarkable example of the best orderly public assembly in Ottawa!

Pray that any possible interference that would attempt to disrupt and intimidate the marchers would not result in confrontation because of conduct that is reactionary.

Click here for more information about March for Life