Abuja, 03 November, 2022 / 3:16 pm (ACI Africa).
Christian leaders in Nigeria have announced a day of national prayer to “seek divine intervention in the affairs of the country” ahead of general elections in the West African nation scheduled for February 2023.
In a Wednesday, November 2 statement, officials of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) say the one-day prayer initiative that is scheduled for Friday, November 4 is to be held simultaneously by all denominations.
“The national leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has declared Friday, November 4th, 2022 as National Day of Prayers to seek divine intervention in the affairs of the country,” CAN officials say.
They add, “It is also going to be a day to implore God’s help in preventing violence, manipulation, intimidation of voters and other electoral crimes in the forthcoming elections.”
The Christian leaders who include representatives of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) consider the Prayer Day “an imperative in view of the fact that our nation is passing through very challenging times at the moment, despite its abundant natural, human, and material resources.”