Senate President, David Mark, has urged Nigerians to turn to God as the only sure way out of the nation’s security challenges, political and economic problems.
He was optimistic that God will heal the land “only if we turn to Him to salvage the myriads of crisis facing the nation.
This is even as the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared December 7, 2014 as day of special prayers and special offering for victims of insurgency.
CAN, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said it was pertinent in times like this for all brothers in faith to reflect on the individual and collective lives of Nigerians vis-à-vis the challenges faced in the course of the year.
“Unfortunately, Nigerians are still inundated with pictures and reports on the ceaseless mayhem in parts of northeast Nigeria and this has prompted CAN to appeal to all churches in Nigeria to set aside December 7 as a day of special prayers for the victims of the insurgency and to collect special offerings to assist them.
Meanwhile, addressing members of the Youth Prayer Network of Nigeria (YPNN) during the flag off of national prayers to heal the nation in his Apo, Abuja official residence on Wednesday, Mark said: “what the country is passing through at the moment is a test of our faith. We must be steadfast in our prayers that God will save Nigeria.
“What we need now as a nation is sincerity of purpose. Sincerity on the part of every body; the government and the people. With prayers, our country will see the end of this insurgency and God will totally heal our land.”
He reiterated his call for free, fair and credible elections in 2015, adding that Nigerians should continue to do the right thing both in the present of God and in the sight of men.
On the new prayer group, the Senate President charged youths across the country to embrace the network as the needed agents of positive change towards building a greater Nigeria.
Source: Daily Independent