After Latest Killings, CAN Reminds Nigerian Christians of Power of Prayer

ICC Note: Brutal attacks with mass killings continue to overtake communities in Nigeria. This week, Rev. Samson Ayokunle Abuja, President of CAN, called on Nigerian Christians to pray for their leaders as their responsibility to protect civilians increases.

07/12/2018 Nigeria (The Eagle Online) – The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria on Wednesday urged Christians not to relent in praying for their leaders and the country.

The CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, made the call at the National Christian Centre, Abuja at the end of the three-day fasting and prayer programme declared by CAN against the killings across the country.

Ayokunle said the Bible commanded Christians to pray for the people in authority because all authorities were established by God to accomplish His purpose.

He said interceding for those in authority is not an option but a biblical command that Christian faithful should obey.

He said: “It is also very clear that the ultimate reason for the Biblical instruction to intercede for our leaders is that they might come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

“This (intercession) is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires that all men be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

“I therefore exhort that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”

 

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