Redeemed Church to embark on 'prayer' protest against killings in Nigeria
Members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) are embarking on prayer walk across the country tomorrow, the leadership of the church has announced.
The walk is the church’s own way of expressing displeasure at the “gruesome killings of innocent people in the country.”
The action is also to pray for “the government to develop capacity to overcome the criminals troubling the nation.”
The Assistant General Overseer (Admin and Personnel) of the church,Pastor J.F Odesola, in a circular dated January 29, 2020 addressed to all regions and provinces of the RCCG, parishes of the church were asked to end their service not later than 11am on Sunday to enable members “march round their immediate environment, praying for God's intervention in the ongoing situation in Nigeria.”
The protests are at the instance of the RCCG General Overseer, Pastor Adejare Adeboye.
According to the circular, “The Christian Association of Nigeria, the umbrella body for all Christians and Christian organizations in Nigeria, has made a clarion call for prayers and advocacy to all Christians in Nigeria in response to the inhumane acts against Christians in the country.
“The General Overseer has therefore directed that all members of RCCG should participate in this prayer and advocacy with details as stated here under:
“Since RCCG is currently on a fasting and praying programme, the prayer focus within this period should be against the gruesome killings of innocent people in the country and prayer for the government to develop the capacity to overcome the criminals troubling the nation.”