Good Friday: PFN Urges Christians to Intensify Prayer For Nigeria
Worried by the growing insecurity in the country, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), has called on Christians across the nation to be more vigilant and pray more for Nigeria before, during and after the Easter Celebrations.
In a statement in Ibadan, PFN President, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, said it had become imperative for the government to direct its arsenal towards stemming the increasing cases of killings, raping, kidnappings and insurgency among others, in the country.
Bishop Wale Oke also tasked the Federal Government to evolve a security mechanism that will further ensure the protection of lives and property of Nigerians.
As a result, he admonished that in addition to whatever security arrangements government might put in place during the celebration, Christians and other Nigerians should arm themselves with prayers and vigilance.
Bishop Oke noted that the importance of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ must not be in vain, calling on the populace to be living peaceably with the fear of God
“The essence of the Easter Celebration will be meaningful if we truly love one another. Our Lord Jesus Christ died and resurrected for you and I to gain eternity. All perpetrators of evil in our country should repent before it is too late. Jesus does not want any sinner to perish in his/her sins” he further counselled
Through this, the PFN President further stressed, the solid foundation of a new Nigeria devoid of acrimony and rancor, would be in place
Meanwhile, the renowned cleric has equally enjoined Christians in the country to continue to be law-abiding all the time, insisting that violence would always produce negative effects, stressing, “As Christians, learn to show love instead of hatred. It’s through love that we can conquer the world. Love is the most powerful tool for us, to evangelize”