Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, has urged Nigerians to always pray for the country’s leaders, with a view to building a great nation that is devoid of corruption and lawlessness.
Bamgbola spoke in Lagos during a briefing to herald the 2019 Inter-Denominational Divine Service (IDDS).
He stated that the IDDS, with the theme “Walking in the Perfect Image of God,” would hold on March 23, at Shepherd Hill Church, Obanikoro, Lagos.
“The leaders in the country have lots of tasks ahead of them, as such, they need the prayers of everyone. And, as citizens, it is the role of every Nigerian to constantly pray for the nation’s leaders,” the clergyman said.
He added that the country would overcome its current challenges, if Nigerians walk in the image of God.
“God will restore the lost glory and virtues of the country when Nigerians rise again. When we pray more, then we will have victory,” he said.
The CAN chairman explained further that this year’s edition of the IDDS is a solemn assembly and spiritual rejuvenation organised by the association to align with the Holy Spirit, and mainly to give thanks to God for the peaceful elections in Lagos State and across Nigeria.
“On this day, Christians of every denomination come together in one spirit and one voice to pray, praise and worship the Lord. It is a great time of unity and oneness in fellowship with God; it is a great occasion to call upon the name of the Lord in prayers for our political leaders as commanded by God,” he said.
Some of the guests expected at this year’s event include the Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, his wife, Bolanle, governor-elect, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and other prominent dignitaries in the state.