Abuja, 14 May, 2021 / 11:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Christian leaders in Nigeria have declared three days of national prayer for an end to the problems bedeviling the West African nation including killings and banditry.
In their Wednesday, May 12 statement, the Church leaders under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) schedule the three days of prayer to begin on May 28 and conclude on May 30.
“This is to inform you that the CAN President, in view of the continuous killings, banditry and host of other problems in Nigeria has considered it imperative and absolutely necessary that our country needed prayers for God's mercy and intervention in our land,” the Church leaders say.
During the three days, Christian faithful in the country will be expected “to gather in the evening of each day set aside for the prayers to pray to God in the attitude of mourning or soberness for the bloodshed of many innocent Nigerians most especially Christians,” they say in their statement signed by CAN’s General Secretary, Joseph Bade Daramola.
The Church leaders call on Christians in Nigeria to pray “that every step the terrorists, bandits, kidnappers, gunmen and other wicked people in our midst take henceforth would be failed. That unseen hands and the army of the Lord would fight them and Nigeria would be at peace.”