The Christian Association of Nigeria has declared Friday, November 4, 2022 as National Day of Prayers to seek divine intervention in the affairs of the country.
A statement issued on Wednesday by the Chairman, Local Organising Committee of CAN National Prayer Day, Archbishop John Daniel said the intercession became necessary because of the challenges facing Nigeria and the forces against credible elections in 2023.
He said, “It is also going to be a day to implore God’s help in preventing violence, manipulation, intimidation of voters and other electoral crimes in the forthcoming elections.
“We consider this imperative in view of the fact that our nation is passing through very challenging times at the moment, despite its abundant natural, human, and material resources.
“Consequently, all Christian groups or organisations, stakeholders and Christian politicians, especially those vying for offices, are invited to participate in the programme.
“All bloc chairmen, zonal chairmen, states and local chairmen, and all church leaders are to mobilise their members nationwide for the programme.
“Participants are to assemble at the National Christian Centre in Abuja for the prayer retreat by 10:00am prompt on Friday this week.
“We urge all and sundry to join the solemn assembly in order to usher the country into a new era of peace, unity, safety and all-round prosperity.
“May God use the programme to address the spiritual dimensions of the challenges plaguing the nation and frustrate every evil plan against the unity of the people.”