There was a bug in the system that measures the air quality in Calgary. Literally.
A spider crawled inside the instrumentation at one of three monitoring stations, causing the machinery to give inaccurately high readings that the air quality of the smokey skies over Calgary required "a very high risk warning". This would indicate that even healthy people might experience various physical irritations because of the smokey conditions.
The numbers for the days prediction reported on the government websites was a ten; which is a "very high risk," when in reality the number should have been a 4 or "a moderate risk."
Southern Alberta - but especially Calgary - was experiencing smoke-filled skies that week because of wildfires burning in the northwestern U.S. and British Columbia. Of course there would be an expected change in the air quality reading, but not to the degree of what was reported. Because the personnel were experienced in their field, they realized that something was amiss and an investigation of the instruments revealed the source of the faulty readings.
The last thing I read was that they were still having trouble getting the spider out!
As God continues to awaken the Church in Canada to pray for the upcoming elections; may we be aware of inaccurate reports that can distract us from how the Holy Spirit is leading us. Ask the Lord to reveal and remove the little things that could hinder us or cause us to not to 'see' report and respond accurately in prayer to what the spiritual 'reading' truly is.
We have been contacted by a number of Christian candidates requesting prayer. They all indicated to us that they have answered a call from God to run. Please remember to uphold all those from the household of faith. A Christian representation in the House of Commons is essential. We have been asking God to set apart those who are called to these positions.
Opportunities abound to join in times of prayer for the election in your church or community. Be sure to find out what's happening in your area, or initiate one yourself.
Don't zone out, short sound bites on the news won't give you an accurate reading about the issues and the candidates knowledge of them; or what affects your riding.
Pray that many people will attend all candidate events to hear what they have to say and how well they answer questions.
Many Christians are volunteering for candidates or are training to work with Elections Canada. Pray that they will preform their duties with excellence.
Pray that Canadians will be able to detect any hidden bugs in media stories that could project an inaccurate report.
There are currently 7 people who have committed to come to Nhop this September.
Our goal is for twelve people to join us to establish a beachhead of prayer in Ottawa for these important Federal Elections.
These 12 will be engaged in a specific 3 month assignment to intercede and become further equipped for intercession for the coming days in Canada. These individuals will receive instruction to help lead the various prayer watches as well as gain valuable experience as they participate in our prayer missionary program:
- Training in leading others with a burning heart of intercession
- One-on-one training to further develop your personal prayer life
- Receive equipping and impartation by various Canadian leaders
- Instruction in how to lead prayer in your local church or city H.O.P.
- Developing your Christian World-View
- Contributing to the communication of prayer directives to the Church of Canada
BRING A TEAM THIS FALL TO PRAY FOR THE ELECTIONS WITH OUR INTERNS
Prayer at Nhop continues on Tuesday evenings. If you live in the city of Ottawa you are welcome to join either one from 7-9pm at 17 Myrand Avenue.
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