In view of the spreading of the dreaded pandemic coronavirus otherwise called COVID-19 in the country, the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on churches to participate in a TWENTY FOUR (24) HOURS PRAYER CHAIN where we Christians shall together lift up our voices in unison to God who has the healing powers to heal our land and restore peace so that refreshing time will come from the Lord again.
In a Memo issued on Thursday, 2 April, 2020 and personally signed by the President, His Eminence, Rev Dr Samson Olasupo A. Ayokunle to all Heads of Blocs that make up the Association, all National Officers, all Zonal Chairmen, all State Chairmen and every Christian family in the country, the prayer Chain will take place from 6 to 7 April, 2020.
THE TWENTY FOUR (24) HOURS PRAYER CHAIN is expected to hold from 6am on Monday 6th to 6am of Tuesday 7th April 2020 (24hours). It is expected that each church should divide all the congregating families into groups. Prayers are to be led by each family for a maximum period of Thirty (30) Minutes each.
The prayer points in line with 2 Chronicles 7:14 are:
- Forgiveness of Sin – That God in his infinite mercy should forgive our transgressions and have mercy upon us as a nation.
National Healing – That God should heal our land and cleanse the country from this Coronavirus Pandemic and other Sicknesses/Diseases lurking around.
Individual Healing – That God should heal those affected, known and unknown with the pandemic, and that He should cleanse them and restore their health.
4.That the leadership of our local churches and our government would be caring enough in making palliative provision available for those who may find provision of food difficult for their families because of restriction of movements or shutdown.
5.That the faith of God’s people might not fail.
6.That the Lord would turn this global affliction into revival of faith in the Lord and soul winning of many that have not known the Lord.
It is our prayer that at the end of this global pandemic, none of your members and family shall be missing for the Scripture assures us that we shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD (Psalms 118:17).
2 April, 2020
Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant (Media &Communications) to the CAN President, His Eminence, Rev Dr Samson Ayokunle