Praying in Different Keys

Peter Giokas

Through a combination of teaching, storytelling, and practice this session will explore ancient prayer practices that are being re-engaged with great benefit. In this session Peter and friends will introduce you to three ancient and contemporary forms of prayer which can be easily adapted to one’s own lifestyle and daily practice. We will learn about and practice these forms of prayer together and hear stories of how God has used these practices to take people deeper in their relationship with him.   There will be on-going opportunity to experience them over the two weeks of 24/7 prayer connected to the Conference.

002Peter is a core member of GOHOP here in Hamilton. He co-leads the Prayer ministry in his home church with his wife Sandy, and teaches, preaches and facilitates prayer for various large and small groups. He has led two prayer focused pilgrimages in the UK and Europe and directs the Studies in New Monasticism Internship program offered through GOHOP.




ShiraShira Gamey has a Masters of Theology from McMaster Divinity College, and is passionate about creating spaces to help people pray. In partnership with TrueCity, she is responsible for coordinating and putting together the 24/7 Prayer space running from Feb. 29 – Mar. 11th at the Vine.  Shira is the Prayer Room Manager for GOHOP and assists Peter with leading theStudies in New Monasticism internship GOHOP offers every year.

tj bio pic bT.J. Perl is a mother of three and works as a Parent Adolescent Conflict Counsellor. Along with her husband she is also a Therapeutic Foster Parent. T.J. has walked a passionate faith for 26 years and been deeply enriched with the Greater Ontario House of Prayer Internship Program. Through the internship’s spiritual direction and reading she has become more aware of the intimacy of talking “with” God and not just “to” God.  Exploring different forms of prayer has been life giving to her and facilitated in her growing deeper roots of relationship with Christ.