CAN prays for abducted girls

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May 14th, 2014
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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) will on Friday hold a national prayer and fasting summit for the abducted Chibok girls.

The summit takes place at the Ecumenical Prayer Center, Abuja, by 11am.

The National President of the body, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, said the summit has become necessary considering the security challenge posed by Boko Haram sect, especially the latest abduction of over 200 students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.

Oritsejafor, in a telephone conversation on Wednesday, noted that the prayer summit is to create a spiritual platform for Christians all over the country to call upon God in unity and faith.

He directed state chairmen of the organisation to hold similar summit across the nation.

The CAN helmsman said: “More than ever before, Nigeria needs prayer at this time. Many pressure groups have staged protests to demand for the return of our abducted daughters but beyond this, we need to pray fervently because as the Bible says, ‘we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers.

“Our prayer is to seek divine intervention for the safe return of our girls and for God to heal our land- Nigeria.”

He added that the prayer is for all church leaders and the five blocks that constitute the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

Meanwhile, the states chairmen have also been directed to hold similar prayer and fasting summit in all the states of the federation.

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