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Nigerians Must Pray For Buhari, Others – Anglican Bishop

Posted: Jun 29, 2015 at 3:08 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chinwendu Nnadozie, Minna

THE Bishop of Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Dapo Asaju, has appealed to Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and other elected to pilot the affairs of the country at all levels of government.

He also urged parents to always monitor the type of company their wards keep and also pray for their children because, “If you pray for your children they will turn out to be well behaved and also become better citizens tomorrow”.

The plea for God’s intervention in the affairs of the country is coming against the backdrop of the numerous challenges facing the Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration and the need for God to guide him alright in taking decisions that will be to the best interest of the generality of the entire citizenry.

Asaju, who is the guest speaker to the centenary anniversary of the Saint Peters’ Anglican Church, now The Cathedral Church of Saint Peters, Minna, founded in 1915, said the country and those in leadership positions needed prayers to succeed.


God’s intervention could bring about desired Change Nigerians were yearning for, Asaju said, even as he called on Christians to emulate the Israelites, who after obeying the Ten Commandments, sought and received from God the leeway to solve their problems whenever the need arose.

He stressed that Nigerians had got the change they desired in the change of leadership, but without peace among the diverse ethnic and religious nationalities the present administration could not make the expected impact, hence the need for fervent prayers from patriotic Nigerians.

“No nation world over has suffered like the Israel, yet no nation has been favoured by God like Israel”, Professor Asaju said as he challenged Nigerians to humble themselves by resisting sin in any form and call upon God so that ‘he will heal our land’.

The theme of the anniversary, ‘Ebenezer’ a Greek word meaning ‘A stone of Help’, he said should serve as a reminder to Christians that God is not man that fails hence the need for those in leadership positions to lead with the fear of God, trusting God that it will be well with Nigeria.

Bishop Asaju, a Professor of Theology, also attributed youth restiveness and rise in crime to the breakdown in the nations’ family system and therefore challenged parents on the need not to relegate their God given responsibilities of bringing up their children in the fear of God to, ‘strange persons’.

He argued that the family as the first point of training for children must not be sacrificed for material gains by both parents hence the need for them to create time out of their busy schedule struggling for money and other material things to secure their home-fronts first.

According to Asaju, “Being a father or mother is not just about bringing forth children into the world, let us pray for our children that they become better citizens that will bring glory and not reproach not only to the family, the community and the country at large as they grow up to become leaders of tomorrow.”