Bloodshed: Pastor Adeboye urges Nigerians to pray for peace of nation
Pastor Enoch Adeboye has urged all public-spirited individuals who have the interest of Nigeria at heart to pray for the peace of the nation
– Pastor Adeboye said it is a pity that enemies of God and the children of God underrate the power of prayer
– The pastor is, however, expected to lead a three-hour national prayer session is billed to hold at the Old Arena of the Redemption Camp on March 2 General overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye urged public-spirited individuals who have the interest of Nigeria at heart, to join the ministry in praying for the peace of the nation.
Vanguard reports that RCCG and the Lagos state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have scheduled separate national prayer sessions to avert further bloodshed in different parts of the country.
According to Pastor Adeboye who is expected to take a break from series of activities culminating into his 76th birthday anniversary on March 2, the three-hour national prayer session is billed to hold at the Old Arena of the Redemption Camp.
Announcing this at the Holy Ghost Service on Friday, February 2, Adeboye who led the large congregation made up of eminent politicians, traditional rulers, military personnel, businessmen and women from different parts of the globe, to pray some intercessory prayers on behalf of the nation.
He stated: ”One mistake that is common to both the enemies of God and the children of God is that both of them underrate the power of prayer. ”The enemies of God underrate the power of prayer and we the children of God, underrate the power of prayer.”
In another development, the chairman of Lagos CAN, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, enjoined Nigerians to pray to stop the unabating killings by herdsmen in parts of the country which have left several innocent Nigerians dead and others bereaved and homeless.
Making the call during a press conference to announce its annual Inter-denominational Divine Service, tagged: “Humility in service” on Saturday, February 17 at the ShepherdHill Methodist Church, Obanikoro in Lagos, Apostle Bamgbola said God’s intervention was needed to bring an end to the violent attacks.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that troops of Operation Lafiya Dole made a major breakthrough in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists in the north-eastern part of Nigeria with a major clearance of the Sambisa forest and recovery of arms and military vehicles. Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, the deputy director of public relations, Theatre Command of the Operation Lafiya Dole, said the clearance operation was carried out within the large expanse of the Sambisa forest “as part of the ongoing Operation Deep Punch II.”