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Cleric urges persistent prayers in New Year

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Diocesan Bishop and Missioner of Lagos Anglican Diocese, Reverend Humphrey Olumakaiye has urged Nigerians to pray persistently in the New Year.

In his New Year message to the nation, he insisted that Nigerians could not pray enough, adding that prayers accomplish what nothing else could.

His words: “As a nation, we are to wait upon the Lord in prayers, I mean persistent, pervasive and continual prayers. It is the only means we can employ when all avenues are closed.”

He cited 2 Chronicles 7:14, which says: “If my people, which are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land.’

He said ‘in 2019, Nigerians should determine to do the right things and trust in God saying: “We are living in a world of turmoil, there are pressures brought against us daily that create anxiety, worries or fear.

“We often say what can we do? God is saying wait patiently for my salvation. God is above all and over all, cast your cares upon him, for he cares for you.”


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