Nigeria to overcome security challenges – Abioye
Abuja Living Faith Church (LFC) senior pastor David Abioye on Thursday urged Christians to pray amid insecurity in parts of the country, saying Nigeria would overcome the problem.
Mr Abioye, guest speaker at the 11th National Prayer Breakfast 2021 hosted by the Fellowship of Christian Legislators in Abuja, urged the people to continue praying for peace in Nigeria.
The theme of the 11th National Prayer 2021 is: “Faith in Times of Crisis”.
The cleric advised Christians to have faith, adding that it is necessary to pray in times of crisis.
“We must pray in the face of the crisis; it is not time to shut up and stop praying. Individuals must act in faith to alleviate the crisis, ”he said.
LFC bishop and vice-president Abioye assured Nigeria would overcome the current crisis, urging lawmakers and National Assembly staff to stand out.
According to him, faith remains the fundamental value of Christianity.
“This is why we need faith at a time like this in our nation. I see great calm coming to the country.
“The crisis existed because faith fell asleep. It is time to rise to our faith and stop the lion’s mouth, and put out the edge of the sword, ”he said.
Maurice Mbaeri, permanent secretary of the office of the secretary of the government of the Federation (SGF), which represented President Muhammadu Buhari, described prayer as a source of strength for any nation, regardless of religion.
The president said sincere prayer would bring about the desired change in policy and praised lawmakers for the program.
He noted that the prayer came at a time when most Nigerians believed the challenges facing the nation were overwhelming.
Aso Rock’s chaplain, Seyi Molomo, represented Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the event.
According to Mr. Osinbajo, when a country is going through challenges, it is God’s call to act and use the opportunity to allow God to take control of such a situation.
“We believe that God has commanded us to speak what we want in the land in times of crisis, for the fate of a nation is in the hands of God.”
Also speaking, Ajayi Boroffice, Deputy Leader of the Senate, who represented Senate Speaker Ahmad Lawan, said Nigeria would win the battle and its enemy would be ashamed.
Mr Lawan said if there was a time to pray for the country, it is now, due to the many challenges facing the country.
He said that as children of God, “we must not be intimidated but must continue to pray for the country”.
The Senate Speaker urged the people to trust Almighty God, adding that he would hear the cry of the people.
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