Abuja, 16 August, 2020 / 11:15 pm (ACI Africa).
Concerned about the rising cases of insecurity in the West African nation of Nigeria, the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared August 23 a day to offer collective prayers, seeking God’s intervention for the people of God in Africa’s most populous nation.
In an August 13 collective statement obtained by ACI Africa, the members of CAN urge churches in Nigeria to set aside at least 15 minutes to offer the special prayers.
“Please be informed that there will be a collective prayer session at least 15 minutes, for Nigeria on the 23rd August, 2020,” the Church leaders have announced in their collective statement signed by CAN General Secretary, Daramola Joseph Bade.
CAN is the largest ecumenical body in the West African nation bringing together the Christian Council of Nigeria, the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, the Organization of African Instituted Churches, and the Evangelical Church Winning All/Fellowship of Churches of Christ in Nigeria.
August 23 as a prayer day “was borne out of the insecurities in Nigeria. All churches in Nigeria are to adhere to full compliance of this prayer,” CAN leadership says in the August 13 statement and adds, “The aim is to tell God in one accord, to have His way and do His Will in Nigeria.”