By Olawale Abdul-fatah with Agency report
Ahead of the 2019 election, Wife of the General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Folu Adeboye, led thousands of worshipers to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari, and his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, for success at the polls
During the prayer session that lasted for hours, the pastor and the congregation further prayed for others in authority, seeking God’s protection and wisdom to direct affairs of Nigeria.
As the prayer session lasted, Adeboye thanked God for his unmerited favours upon the nation and to continue to defend the country, saying, Nigerians should continuously pray for God’s protection against those truncating the country’s peace and harmony.
She urged Christians to pray for peace and harmony of the nation, especially as the nation was preparing for the forthcoming general elections.
The special prayer for the nation was held yesterday at the 17th Annual Abuja Special Holy Ghost Service at RCCG Camp, in Nassarawa State.
According to her, O God, intervene and direct the government to make policies that will benefit your people and our nation. And you, Prince of Peace, please let your peace reign in Nigeria. Arise oh Lord and defend Nigeria.
She prophesied that Nigeria would arise again to glory and honour for other nations to see.
Mummy G.O. enjoined Christians to pray to God for forgiveness of sins that had befallen the nation and to have His mercies on the people.
“We plead for the forgiveness of ancestral sins, idolatry, murder, stealing, greed, selfishness and other sins that might be working against our progress as a nation; we ask for forgiveness in all realms for our nation.
“Imbibe in us the spirit of the fear of God in all our undertakings as leaders and citizens of this nation and let Nigeria be God’s own nation with peace, progress and prosperity in Jesus mighty name,” she added.
Earlier, Coordinator of Northern Region of the Church, Ezekiel Odeyemi, urged Nigerians to always be grateful to God for His protection upon their lives because they were His divine choice.
According to Odeyemi, Nigerians must continue to thank God for His preservation and purpose upon the nation because “Nigeria is a divine choice of God.
“Therefore, our destiny depends upon whether we live in harmony with God, follow His moral teachings. It is our responsibility to decide our destiny to find our inspiration to live righteously to be God’s divine choice,” he said.
Odeyemi encouraged Christians to see themselves as chosen of God even when they were going through helpless situations.