Monthly Archives: March 2008

On the road … in Dryden, Ontario

by Richard Long After a wonderful weekend at Thunder Bay Christian Fellowship, we were picked up by our former house managers, Doug and Michelle McMillan who drove us to their home town Dryden.  It’s about 4 hours north west of … Continue reading

Posted in Events, NHOP People | Leave a comment

On the road … in Thunder Bay

by Richard Long Over the next weeks you will read some blogs from our road trips.  Tonight we have just finished (Rob Parker and myself) an evening meeting in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  It would be about an 18 hour drive … Continue reading

Posted in Events | Leave a comment

When Pastors Pray Together

by Richard Long Once a month it is our privilege to host a breakfast for “Mission O”.  That’s the name for the city-wide pastors network in the Ottawa/Outaouais region.  (see  So this morning we delighted again in meeting these … Continue reading

Posted in Life in Ottawa, Prayer Networks | Leave a comment

Free Tibet!

by Richard Long   Just a few days ago we could hear out our back window the loud chanting of a large demonstration in front of the Chinese Embassy.  For those of you who have visited us here at NHOP … Continue reading

Posted in Prayer Targets | Leave a comment

Introducing Prayer Missionary – Joan Jones

by Joan Jones (she is pictured above with her son Earl)   The end of April will close my sojourn here at the National House of Prayer where I’ve been in residence since the first week of September, 2007.  Having … Continue reading

Posted in NHOP People | Leave a comment

The Miracle of Seeing Nothing

By Terry Long         Easter Monday is a special day to continue rejoicing and celebrating our Saviour’s resurrection from death to life.   I had the joy of recently returning from a life changing trip to Israel which included a deeply … Continue reading

Posted in Israel | Leave a comment

Why Pray if there was no resurrection?

by Richard Long    I read yesterday that a progressive minded minister in Toronto decide to change the words of that favourite Easter hymn “Christ the Lord is risen today” to “Glorious Hope has risen today …” in their liturgy … Continue reading

Posted in Prayer Life | Leave a comment

Prayer Canada

-by Richard Long Surely the oldest prayer movement in Canada is the one led by the beloved Arne Bryan from Surrey, B.C.  Though there are many initiatives that Prayer Canada has worked on over the years since it’s launch in … Continue reading

Posted in Prayer Networks, Praying for Government | Leave a comment

Good Friday Poem (inspired by Psalm 22)

by Wendy Turpin   Abba my wounded hands and feet are driven through hard with roman nails that fasten me to this tree king of the jews I ache I am nothing more than a mere animal a disgrace Abba I cannot see … Continue reading

Posted in Prayer Life | Leave a comment

Maundy Thursday

Washing the Disciples Feet -Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua -by Richard Long Having grown up in a non-liturgical tradition, I am fascinated with the rich history of the Church.  It’s only in recent years that we have drawn on the … Continue reading

Posted in Prayer Life | Leave a comment