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Anglican church intercession: Six bishops, 200,000 members pray for Nigeria’s restoration

By Vincent Ujumadu, Awka

Six bishops and over 200,000 members of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) in Anambra State, yesterday, held a prayer session at the Alex Ekwueme Square,  Awka, the state capital, during which they sought God’s intervention  on the myriad of Nigeria’s problems.

The prayer session, held under the theme, ‘Total Restoration’, was organized by all the Anglican Dioceses in the state.

The Bishop of Ogbaru Diocese, Most Rev Samuel Ezeofor, in a sermon at the ceremony, said there was need to pray for peace and unity of the state and country, especially at this trying time.

According to the cleric, things were not normal in the country, adding that Nigerians should therefore analyze the situation properly and then go ahead to solve them.

He said: “There is reason for the present devastation in the land and that is why we must first investigate and analyze the situation before solving the problems.

“As Christians, we must watch and pray and seek God’s intervention in the problems of the world.”

He listed the problems facing the country to include economic meltdown, insecurity, hunger, unemployment, kidnapping, injustice, corruption, diseases, untimely death, ungodliness, among others, describing them as weapons the devil was using to torment the world.

In his address, the Anglican Bishop of Awka, Dr. Alex Ibezim, said the people should seek the face of God in every challenge they faced in the country.

He advised the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano to ignore any form of entreaties from any quarter to marginalize any religious denomination in the state.

Addressing the congregation, Governor Obiano announced a donation of two 32- seater buses to the Boys Brigade and Girls Brigade to enhance their activities.

Besides Ezeofor and Ibezim, the four other bishops  in attendance at the ceremony were Most Rev. Owen Nwokolo of Diocese on the Niger, Onitsha; Most Godwin Okpala of Nnewi; Most Rev Henry Okeke of Mbamili and Most Rev Raphael Okafor of Ihiala.


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