‘The church is a catalyst for change’
Clerics, who spoke at the one-day prayer session in Lagos, agreed that the nation’s unity is possible with the church’s help. They said for a positive and meaningful change to occur, the church must work in harmony.
In a prayer session for Nigeria organised by Ministers of God Prayer Network International (MGPNI), the General Superintendent and Presiding Bishop, Universal Christians Missions International, Moses Adedipe, said the church has capacity and authorisation as light of the world, but because of bureaucracies, inordinate ambition, self-centredness, it lost authority it was given by God.
“We have a lot of political leaders and those in governance but we don’t tell them the truth, always trying to sing song of their praises, but it is not too late for church leadership to come together and agree on what to do, instead of blaming Muslims for Islamising the country,” he said.
A Pastor and Legislator of local law in New York City, Rev. David Kayode, noted that government is not transparent, with no accountability, which is why Nigeria is failing, but that it must not fall.
“Nigeria must not fall. We are the giant of Africa and we should remain one and standing,” he said.
The convener and founder of MGPNI, Bishop Bola Oyegbami, said when things are toughest, God comes in. So, it is a wake up call for Christians to seek His face.
“It is the faithful’s prayers that have prevented evils from happening in the land. There is so much hope for us as a nation. Nigeria will never fall,” she said.
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