Former Head of State and National Chairman, Nigeria Prays, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has urged Nigerians to pray harder for God’s intervention in pulling the nation out of the current economic malaise as well as other ills affecting the nation.
He made the call at the weekend in Umuahia during the plenary of the 56th annual diocesan synod of the Methodist Church Nigeria, Diocese of Umuahia, noting that the efficacy of prayer in engendering divine solution to difficult situations remained an indisputable fact.
Gowon said that Nigerians should not lose hope, insisting that “prayer is a veritable tool for changing situations and circumstances, no matter how difficult” hence Nigerians should “be tenacious and firm in our faith as we follow and serve the Lord.”
“In spite of our present difficulties and problems, let us be faithful and grateful to God for all His mercies and graces to us and our nation and never to doubt the ability of our God to help in solving our problems,” he said, adding, “Let us renew our faith and call on the Lord and hold on to the efficacy of prayer”.
The former head of state was at the event conferred with the Excellent Leadership Award for which he expressed profound gratitude to the leadership of Methodist Church Nigeria for its unflinching support to Nigeria Prays since its inception. Read more