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‘Use Lenten period to seek God’s intervention in Nigeria’


The Archbishop of Lagos Methodist Church Nigeria, His Grace, Most Rev (Dr.) Isaac Ayobami Olawuyi has called on Nigerians to fast, pray and ask for God’s intervention in the country’s affairs.

Speaking at the 2021 Annual Ash Wednesday Devotional Service at the Wesley Cathedral Olowogbowo, Lagos, which signaled the beginning of another Lenten season, the Archbishop reiterated the 40 days and 40 nights that Jesus Christ went through and His death on the cross of Calvary to secure man’s salvation.


He stressed that fasting/prayer is the antidote to crime and other insecurity in the country, assuring Nigerians of God’s unlimited mercy and profound love. The cleric urged Nigerians to maintain holiness and show respect to human life and constituted authority.

Olawuyi charged Nigerians to renounce sin and project Christ in all human endeavours. He also called on leaders to rule with the fear of God, create an enabling environment for Nigerians to operate, as well as flush out criminal elements that are frustrating Federal Government’s efforts in combating insecurity in the land.

Congratulating Christians for being alive to witness another Lenten season, Olawuyi said: “Lent is a period for all mankind, more importantly, Christians, to willingly submit to the Lord Jesus, to humbly rededicate yourself to God. It is a time to deliberately deny yourself of some pleasures of life and to seek God’s face in prayers…”


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