Nigerians need to fast and pray —Cleric

The Vicar of Our Saviour’s Anglican Church, Tafawa Balewa, Lagos State, Venerable (Dr) Julius O. Oyediran, has called on the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to declare three days of fasting and prayer in which Nigerians will seek the face of God for the nation.

Venerable Oyediran, who believes that Nigeria would still be great again, while speaking with TribuneChurch, noted that the nation needed a lot of prayers to attain lofty heights.

Speaking at the recent trinity ordination of deacons, priests, collation of archdeacons and inauguration of the diocesan music director at the Cathedral Church of St Paul, Gbongan, Osun State, the cleric said the prayers should be said in unison, adding that Nigerians could be asked to observe 9:00 a.m., 12noon, 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. as prayer time during the three-day fasting and prayer.

To the ordinands, he reminded them to be God’s representatives and use the divine mandate to speak for God.

Diocesan Bishop, (Dr) Abraham Olaoluwa Akinlalu, urged the new ministers to always pray and listen to God’s directive.

Likewise, the Diocesan Chancellor, Mrs Connie Jean Aremu, who claimed that the legal officers came to legalise the event, implored the priests to stick to the word of the Bible and always seek the word of God.

The ordained deacons were Mr Adekunle Oladimeji, Mr Aderemi Ojo and Mr Fatunde Olufemi. The priests were Revd Akinmoladun Oluwarotimi, Revd Akinyemi Kolawole, Revd Alabi Olayiwola and Revd Onwuka Chukwudi. The archdeacon was Revd Canon Ojewande Akinropo.