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Borno Christians Commence 3-Day Prayers Over Insurgency

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza
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Christians in Borno State have commenced 3 Days prayers seeking the face of God to intervene in the ongoing incessant attack on Christians and the destruction of Churches by Boko Haram.

Rev (Dr.) Titus Pona Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) organizers of the event said," The Government and Security Agencies are doing their best to contain the insurgency and Christians must pray seeking the face of God for peace to return to Borno ".

"The prayers is also to ask God for the Revival of the Church as it has suffered for long. When we consecrate ourselves and pray fervently by the third day Heavens shall be opened because our prayers would have been answered" he said.

In his sermon, the Catholic Bishop of Maiduguri, Rev. (Dr.) Oliver Dashe called on Christians to strengthen and encourage each other in times like this as we pray for God's intervention.

Speaking on the theme : "Call Upon Me " quoted from Psalms 50:15 , Bishop Oliver Dashe said," People have been asking Where is God , Why is he not intervening or is the devil winning? No very soon the Lord will intervene because he is a God that never fail".

He said, " we have to forge ahead as Christians because God is with us. From 2006 to date it has not been easy because we have witnessed untold hardship", he said.

"Our ways are not the ways of God. God has the last say and because we are together with God he shall have his way and we shall triumph", he said.

The Catholic Bishop expressed gratitude to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) for organizing the three days prayers for his people to call upon the Lord through prayers after which he will answer us.

He assured the Christian Community that God is listening to their cries because he will never abandon them hence they should continue to pray in their homes, offices and everywhere they find themselves.

Bishop Oliver Dashe also said , Corruption is the greatest disease as Boko Haram is simply a symptom stressing that if the youth who constitute Boko Haram were given education and employment they would have been good citizens.