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  • Updated: December 03, 2023

Declare national fasting, prayer for God’s intervention in Nigeria, Cleric tells FG

Declare national fasting, prayer for God’s intervention in

On Sunday, the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Ibadan, Most Rev. Joseph Akinfenwa, urged the Federal Government to declare a three-day prayer and fasting for God to intervene in the nation's affairs.

Akinfenwa made the call during the Advent Carol of Nine Lessons and Songs held in Ibadan.

The Anglican Bishop remarked that the situation in the country including the high cost of food items, transportation and accommodation called for urgent God’s interventions.

He emphasised that the situation was not only common in the country but the world at large.

“But that of our country calls for worry and all, not only the government to join hands and tackle it because we are blessed with enough natural resources and therefore shouldn’t suffer as such.

“Everybody should be involved but the government should do more, those in government can cut their salaries and allowances and use the money to cater for the poor, to show a good example,” he said.

Akinfenwa also advised all Christian faithful to be focused on the second coming of Christ as all things happening in the world lately showed that the end will come one day.

To prepare for Christ’s coming, the Anglican Bishop urged the faithful to pursue a deeper relationship with God and always put God’s word into practice.

He urged them to shun the love of money and learn the culture of forgiving one another despite all odds.

“We shouldn’t love our traditions more than God. Let’s allow the bible to deal with the problem called the love of money.

“Let’s not be distracted with the happenings of these days and forget that Christ is coming again, we should all be at alert because His second coming is the most significant event this era is waiting for.

“No matter the situation we may find ourselves, let us always find succour in God’s word,” Akinfenwa said.

According to him, this season of Advent is that of joy and melodies were all about celebrating the works of Christ’s salvation to mankind.

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