Monthly Archives: December 2008

More C.S. Lewis quotes on prayer

by Richard Long, For your New Year’s Eve consideration, here are a couple of thought provoking ideas from one of my most favourite authors.  In this case C.S. Lewis provides some thoughts about why prayers are not answered. “I must … Continue reading

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by Richard Long,   I’m back from my short hiatus down in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) for Christmas family events.  While there I talked to several people who often read this blog.  I was curious to learn that not … Continue reading

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O Come, O Come Emmanuel

An Advent prayer based on the O Antiphonal’s from the 12th century O come, O come, Emmanuel And ransom captive Israel That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, … Continue reading

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Mary’s Prayer

As we approach Christmas day, here’s one of the greatest prayers of the Advent season, prayed when a young girl met her older cousin Elizabeth and was encouraged that God was really behind all the strange things that were happening … Continue reading

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Next Nazarite Program – March 13, 2009

by Richard Long,    We’ve already received our first full application for the next Nazarite program and today we expect a couple of potential candidates to drop by for a visit.   If you are between the ages of 18-35 please … Continue reading

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Persevering in Prayer

by Richard Long,   Jesus had a lot to say about the topic of prayer.  He taught about the importance of faith, of alignment and of using his name.  But by far the aspect of prayer that he taught the … Continue reading

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What is Roger Mitchell up to?

by Richard Long,   You will remember that we had the delight last Spring to host Roger and Sue Mitchell (Passion UK) here at NHOP.  They attended the National Prayer Breakfast, spent some time consulting with our leadership team, and … Continue reading

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Pray to the Lord of the Harvest

by Richard Long,    We have prayer-walked our neighbourhood around the National House of Prayer on numerous occasions with various teams.  We are surrounded by low income housing and there are many immigrant groups represented in the community, many of … Continue reading

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Another Good-bye.

by Richard Long,   We said good-bye to our final 3 Nazarites this morning, so the nest is empty again.  Today we took our cook out for lunch to say thanks for all his labours of love and seemingly unlimited … Continue reading

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On the Wings of an Eagle – Steve Bell

by Richard Long,    Our family really loves the music of Steve Bell.  It was amazing to see him touch the lives of 800 people last spring when he was the guest artist at the National Prayer Breakfast. Here’s one … Continue reading

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