Church, Gospel artists, others seek devine intervention for Nigeria’s problems

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Minna

House on the Rock Pentecostal Church, Minna in Niger State in collaborating with some Gospel artists at the weekend organised praise and worship to solicit for God’s intervention on the numerous challenges facing Nigeria, Christians in particular.

Before the all-night praise, tagged, “Shout”, the Founder/Presiding Pastor, House on the Rock Church, Minna, Pastor Peterock Sadiq, said that numerous challenges which had defied all known human solution call for divine intervention.

Sadiq recalled that in the Bible, God’s chosen people, the Israelites, always gather to call on God to intervene whenever situations seemed impossible for them or during enemy invasion/attacks and God would hear from heaven and ‘heal their land’.

“The scenario in Nigeria today,” Sadiq said, “seems to have defied all human capabilities” hence the resolve by his church to collaborate with faithful across Nigeria to call on God through intercessory prayers, praise and worship for “Heavenly intervene and God to Heal Our Land”.
The pastor also said that the programme was open to all Nigerians concerned about the country’s challenges.
“Shout is a non-denominational service providing the opportunity for Christians, Muslims and others to come together to use praise and worship songs to call on God.

“Shout praise and worship is an opportunity to pray to God to heal Nigeria for it to overcome its numerous challenges including insecurity, and political distrust which have continued to widen the gap among Nigeria’s political elite and socio-economic challenges”.

Sadiq, who expressed optimism that God would answer prayers and resolve the country’s problems said, “I am sure that the Almighty God will hear and answer us and very soon Nigeria will witness rapid positive change in all sphere of life.
“Challenges as banditry, insurgency, armed robbery, corruption, farmers/Fulani herdsmen clashes were unheard of but today we no longer sleep with our two eyes closed. It is not the design of God for Nigeria and Nigerians cannot continue to go through all these.
“We are going to break the evil yoke holding Nigeria at ransom through intercessory prayers, praise and worshiping God in his fullness”, he said, adding, ‘Shout’, second in the series, is an annual event featuring no fewer than 10 Gospel artists from different parts of the country.
Dignitaries at the event, Friday night through Saturday morning, included the state Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Chairman, Rev. Matthias Echioda, former commissioner for Information and Culture, Mr. Jonathan Tsado Vatsa.

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