The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A Adeboye will be leading members of the church in a prayer walk today as part of efforts to end security challenges and incessant killings in Nigeria.
The prayer work which is expected to start by 10 am today will begin at RCCG’s headquarters in Ebute-Meta, Lagos.
Pastor Adeboye had earlier directed members of the church nationwide to participate in the prayer and fasting declared by the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN.
Adeboye, in a memo dated January 29 and signed by the Assistant General Overseer, Administration and Personnel, Pastor Johnson Odesola, asked members to seize the opportunity of the programme to pray against the killing of innocent people in the country.
He also directed that church services should end early in all the parishes to enable members to take part in the walk which he said should hold within the immediate environment of the churches.
The memo read, “The Christian Association of Nigeria, the umbrella body of all Christians and Christian organisations in Nigeria, has made a clarion call for prayers and advocacy to all Christians in Nigeria in response to the inhuman acts against Christians in the country.
“The General Overseer has therefore directed that all members of the RCCG should participate in this prayer and advocacy with details as stated below;
“Prayer and fasting scheduled from January 31 to February 2, 2020. Since RCCG is currently on a fasting and praying programme, the prayer focus within this period should be against the gruesome killing of innocent people in the country and prayer for the government to develop the capacity to overcome the criminals troubling the nation.
“All parishes of RCCG are enjoined to close the thanksgiving service early on Sunday (latest by 11 am) and have members march around their immediate environment, praying for God’s intervention in the ongoing situation in Nigeria.
“Parishes with functional social media handles are enjoined to publicise this prayer and advocacy using appropriate captions and hashtags.”