Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise Him again, my Savior and my God! Psalm 43:5

Many are tempted, when seeing the news in the world around us, to bury their head in the sand and hide from reality, or to respond out of condemnation and judgment. Neither are a part of God’s plan for the world. At this workshop full of practical application and real-life stories, Rob will touch on the following attributes to utilize in your personal prayer life:

 Seeing God at work in the world around us
 Learning to pray into what God is doing
 Living with a “for such a time as this” expectancy that God will use us in these troubling times 
 Turning despairing daily news into a hope filled prayer list

Special Guest Speakers

Rob and Fran Parker are the founders and directors of the National House of Prayer in Ottawa. Following Rob's 73-day Prayer Walk from Calgary to Ottawa, they relocated to the capital in 2004 to establish a ministry that would mobilize prayer for government.

Rob is originally from Victoria, BC and worked as a paramedic in both the Canadian Arctic and the Saharan desert before studying at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland and returning to pastor a church in his home city. Fran was born in Calgary but raised in Cape Breton. She served in the health care field, while working alongside her husband with the Baptist congregation in Vernon, BC. Thousands of Christian believers have come to pray in the halls of government through the ministry of the National House of Prayer.

Rob offers practical insight and important information to equip and encourage Christians to pray for their nation and to respond to current events in prayer.