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CAN declares May 28, 30 for mourning, prayers

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Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared Friday 28th to Sunday 30th May 2021 for national mourning and fervent prayers for God’s mercy on Nigeria following persistent killings and other security challenges facing the country.

Consequently, the association has directed all local churches to gather in the evening of each day to pray for God’s intervention to stop the incessant bloodshed in different parts of the country.

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In a statement, yesterday, in Abuja, CAN’s National General Secretary, Daramola Bade Joseph, said: “We are sad and pained for the blood of many innocent Nigerians that evil people in our midst are shedding, those kidnapped and abused in various ways. We pray that God should forgive our sins wherever we, as a church or Nigerians, especially our leaders, had sinned against Him. We pray that the plans of evil people in our midst to paralyse human, social and economic activities in this nation and throw it into chaos should be foiled.”

CAN urged churches to pray, among others, that any religious madness or war that would not allow Christians to worship God in the way they are convinced to worship Him should be crushed, and that the church should prevail over all threats to her existence in Nigeria.

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