The three-day prayer and fasting declared by the Christian Association of Nigeria will start on Friday (today).
CAN President, Samson Ayokunle, said on Thursday that the three-day prayer and fasting was declared to save Nigeria and Christians in particular from being consumed by insurgents, Islamic terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and ritualists.
He enjoined every church in Nigeria to observe the spiritual exercise’s scheduled for between January 31 and February 2, 2020.
Ayokunle in a statement in Abuja said if possible, churches should meet in the evening of each day of fasting to pray together.
According to him, on Sunday February 2, there will be prayer walk around the locality of each church with Christians pronouncing ‘Jesus, the Prince of Peace as Lord’ and displaying placards with the inscription, ‘No to further killings.’
They should also demand that the federal and state governments should rise up to their responsibility of securing the lives and property of the citizens.
Ayokunle said, “Our prayers points include; we bind and rebuke all terrorists, Boko Haram, ISWAP, herdsmen, bandits and kidnappers operating anywhere in Nigeria in Jesus Name. We bind and rebuke all spirits of hatred and murder that are manifesting through terrorism, killings, banditry and kidnappings in Nigeria in Jesus Name. We bind and rebuke all spirits of the anti-Christ and hatred of Christianity in the Name of Jesus Christ.
“O God of all comfort, comfort and console all that are mourning because of the unlawful killings and terror attacks in Nigeria. O Lord, let help arise for the fatherless, motherless and all those who are made naked and homeless and are devastated as a result of attacks of the insurgents in Jesus’ name.”