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Universal Week of Prayers: Kaduna Clerics predict end to insecurity in Nigeria

…Frown against fuel hike plan.

…Call for more unity among Christians.

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Chairman of Cherubim and Seraphim Church worldwide, Pastor Adeyemi A. Isaac, has prophesized the end of insecurity in Nigeria.

The Pastor made the revelation in an interview at the end of the 2022 7 days’ Intensive Prayer and Fasting of all-church denomination programme, titled, “Universal Week of Prayers.”

Pastor Adeyemi Isaac, who also served as chairman of the Universal Week of Prayer held in Kaduna, said the insecurity and terror problems Nigerians are facing will end in this 2022.

Organized by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna Central Zone and Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN), Kaduna Principal Auxiliary, the chairman further said the yearly worldwide prayer event prayed for the entire country and Kaduna State in particular, over the prevailing insecurity.

He also stated that the gathering of men of God prayed for kidnapped victims of bandits, and some of them were released within the period of the week of prayer in Kaduna, including the Bethel Baptist School students, with only one yet to be released, but “will be releases.”

“With faith and believe in God, the security challenges being faced in Nigeria will come to an end this year 2022,” he said.

Pastor Isaac explained that the 7-day prayers had a preacher, a conductor and an interpreter on each day to conduct and interpret the preachings in Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba languages.

The chairman further stated that the core essence of the yearly prayers was to unite the Christians more, irrespective of the denominations, and appealed to Pastors to stop selling out their conscience for money lobbying to politicians – for what they could get out of them – instead of prayers, after being ordained by God.

He, however, frowned against increase in taxes and the proposed fuel pump price hike by government, lamenting that the action would further increase the suffering of the commoners in the country.

“We have prayed against the plans, and we are still praying against it not to work, and it will not work,” he stated.

Earlier, the chairman of BSN Kaduna Principal Auxiliary, Col. Dr Adegboye (rtd), in an interview, stated that the subject of the 2022 week of prayer, tagged “We Saw the Star in the East and Came to Worship Him,” was deliberately chosen to show the importance of their Lord Savior Jesus Christ. 

According to him, the seven other sub-topics, “Walking in the light, arise and shine, we are the conquerors, our God is faithful to rebuild and restore,” among others, means that God is capable to restoring all that were destroyed, including lives and property, and bring peace into the country and to the victims’ relatives, quoting from the Book of Job 42:10.

He also appraised the efforts of the military in the fight against insurgence; assuring that with prayers and support for better equipment and military weapons, the insecurity will end, not necessarily with change of Service Chiefs.

While urging politicians to keep to their promises to the people, stop corruption and win the heart of God, Col. Dr Adegboye expressed displeasure over increased foreign loans running into over trillions of naira.

Also speaking, Samuel S. Yakubu of Cherubim and Seraphim, Katsina Road Kaduna Headquarters, who represented CAN Chairman, Kaduna Central Zone, Apostle Charles Smith, explained that the week of prayer (established about 30 years ago), was meant to sustain prayers against the devil that only comes to destroy humanity. 

During prayer session, the church said “If not for the small prayers we are doing, this country would have scattered.” Many Christian leaders, clerics and personalities, including Rev. Olu Muyiwa, Isaac, among others, attended the event, which ended Sunday evening at The Cathedral of St. Michael Anglican Communion, along Ibrahim Taiwo Road Kaduna.

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