Nigeria Prays, a non-denominational prayer group established by the former Nigerian Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd.), says the country needs prayers to overcome its challenges.
The Deputy Coordinator, NP Lagos chapter, Pastor Raphael Afolabi, in a statement on Wednesday said the rally scheduled for Sunday at the Good Shepherd Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Yaba, Lagos, was meant for Christians to come out to pray for God’s intervention in the country.
He said, “It is true the Bible encourages us to pray in our closet and I can tell you that many Christians are crying to God day and night in their closet for Nigeria, but the public prayer rally is a symbolic demonstration of our call to God.”
Afolabi said the rally emerged from a collective burden for Christians to pray for God’s intervention in the country.
“There are biblical examples of how the children of God cried publicly to God and that does not mean they were being pharisaic. It is the motive that is important when we do such prayers.
“We are talking about the collective burden of a nation; we are talking about inviting God to intervene in Nigeria, so we need to bring such prayers to the public place so that people can be encouraged to continue to pray for Nigeria,” he added.