Though liberals in Canada are stunned by the resurgence in conservative values, Faytene Grasseschi isn‚Äôt alone in her ability to trace the cultural shift back to a precise moment in time.
On Aug. 23, 2008, after hours of prayer during TheCRY gathering on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, the crowd of more than 1,000 had grown tired from the heat. Grasseschi picked up the microphone and spoke a question the Holy Spirit had whispered in her ear moments earlier: ‚ÄúCould 10 minutes change a nation?‚ÄĚ
She repeated this question again and again, sensing a powerful faith rising from the crowd. The movement continued to build, and a few hours later, during a time of praying blessings over national leaders, Grasseschi says something happened.
‚ÄúWe felt something shift. We didn‚Äôt know what had happened, but we knew we were in a historic moment of prayer that was changing our nation,‚ÄĚ she says. ...