DAILY FILE – The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) under the leadership of His Eminence, Rev. Dr. Samson Olasupo A. Ayokunle, has declared 10 January, 2019 as a National Day of Prayers for peaceful, free, fair and credible elections.
Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, to the CAN President, said prayers will also be offered for the release of Leah Sharibu and others in the captivity of the Boko Haram terrorists.
According to CAN, the national prayer will be held in Abuja and all the State capitals nationwide between 11:00am and 2:00pm prompt “Christian politicians especially those contesting for any of the elections, all Christian groups or organisations and all stakeholders are invited to participate in the programme”
CAN urged Christian groups, denominational, church and block leaders of CAN or their representatives to assemble at the National Christian Centre, Abuja on 10th January for the important prayer meeting “All Christian candidates for all the elective offices or their representatives are also invited as they will be prayed for to be good Ambassadors of Christ before, during and after the elections”
CAN asked State Chairmen and all denominational leaders to organize similar programme and Christian candidates who could not make it to Abuja, especially those who are contesting for State Assembly or positions of Governor to attend the one being organised at the State level.
“We are to pray for all Christians contesting for one post or the other for the will of God to be done concerning their ambition. That the powerful in our nation will not be able to manipulate the election and edge them out”
CAN added ” We will also pray for the following: That all captives in the den of the terrorists like Leah Sharibu, the Chibok girls should be set free immediately”
“That the general election should be free, fair and credible.That it should be violence – free and without any bloodshed.That God should use the process to give the country good and godly leaders at all levels”
“That every evil plan against Nigeria be frustrated.That 2019 should be a New Dawn for Nigeria.That God should stop all groups behind the killings in Nigeria and their financiers.All churches and all Christians in the country are urged to participate in the programme to usher in the country into a new era of peace, unity, safety and all round prosperity. We urge you to please attach utmost importance to this prayer program for 2019 elections”
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