Christians in Nigeria and Diaspora Urged to Pray for Nigeria

By Mercy Hill

Christians have been called upon to unite under one umbrella to pray to God for the peace of Nigeria.

The Founder of Jesus is Alive Church, Bishop Onyeka Joseph, made this call on Monday, 13th August, 2018, during a press conference involving clergies from various Christian denominations at Sharon House, Onitsha.

The conference attracted various Men of God in Anambra State and beyond who discussed and enlightened people on the need to carry the burden of the country on their shoulders and cry to God for His intervention.

They also invited Christians to converge on 29th,30th, and 31st of August, 2018, at Sharon House, Onitsha, for an interdenominational prayer conference with the theme, ”A Call on God”, to cry in one voice for the healing of Nigeria, an end to the Fulani herdsmen’s killings, and the restoration of peace, unity and prosperity in Nigeria.

Speaking during the conference, Bishop Onyeka Joseph urged Christians to utilize the weapon of joint prayers and intercession to wield the wheel of politics and rulership of the nation. Even as he pointed out that the problems encountered in the country were not to be blamed on any individual or government but on Christians who had failed to pray in unity.

The cleric also enjoined Christians to key into this vision by having a physical and spiritual takeover through a collective intercessory approach to tackle the problems facing the country.
One of the clriecs, Rev Frank Akachukwu, who said praying to God should be done with a joint understanding and faith, as according to him, ‘If there was a man to pray, there is a God to answer.’

He recalled happenings in the Bible where Christians prayed in one accord and received instant testimonies. Rev Akachukwu advised Nigerians to come out en masse on the stipulated date to cry for the liberation of the country.