The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on churches to participate in a TWENTY FOUR (24) HOURS PRAYER CHAIN so Christians together can lift up their voices in unison to God to heal the land and restore peace .
In a statement by the special assistant to the president on (Media &Communications) Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, His Eminence, Rev Dr Samson Ayokunle, had in a memo called on all Heads of Blocs that make up the Association, all National Officers, all Zonal Chairmen, all State Chairmen and every Christian family in the country, the prayer Chain will take place from 6 to 7 April, 2020.
THE TWENTY FOUR (24) HOURS PRAYER CHAIN to hold from 6am on Monday 6th to 6am of Tuesday 7th April 2020 (24hours) and it is expected that each church should divide all the congregating families into groups.
Prayers are to be led by each family for a maximum period of Thirty (30) Minutes each.
The prayer points in line with 2 Chronicles 7:14 are:
- Forgiveness of Sin – That God in his infinite mercy should forgive our transgressions and have mercy upon us as a nation.
- National Healing – That God should heal our land and cleanse the country from this Coronavirus Pandemic and other Sicknesses/Diseases lurking around.
- Individual Healing – That God should heal those affected, known and unknown with the pandemic, and that He should cleanse them and restore their health.
4.That the leadership of our local churches and our government would be caring enough in making palliative provision available for those who may find provision of food difficult for their families because of restriction of movements or shutdown.
5.That the faith of God’s people might not fail.
6.That the Lord would turn this global affliction into revival of faith in the Lord and soul winning of many that have not known the Lord.
The Christian body also prayed for the protection and preservation of members and families till the end of this global pandemic.