Ernest cries have gone to God to release Igbo political leaders from unparalleled quest for money and power by all means, which is said to be traceable to the devil being at work.
The prayers were said at a one-day prayer summit held last Wednesday at the Cathedral Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (CATOL) Owerri, organized by the Revival Team in the Anglican Diocese of Owerri.
The prayer session recalled that power belongs to God and that He gives it to whom it pleases Him to give it and at His own time, and warned that anybody who starts working for the devil with God’s given power and instruments, should be prepared to face the consequences.
Speaking after a long session of prayers for God’s mercy and intervention, the Anglican Bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Cyril C. Okorocha Ph.D noted that the general situation in the country today, especially in the face of Boko Haram activities in parts of the northern states, where Christians have endlessly been killed, and in Imo State where kidnapping has continued unabated, calls for earnest prayers to God.
Bishop Okorocha posited that earnest prayers to God should be such that comes from a repentant, broken and contrite heart, backed up by restitution and restoration.
According to him, earnest prayer is focused unto God and for Him alone, adding that the church, in a situation such as it finds itself in Nigeria today, should continue to weep and bother God, but not surrender until He is challenged to answer the prayers.
At a time like this, he said, it is important that Christians are united in prayers for God’s intervention, rather than take to fighting among themselves for money and political positions in the face of what he described as terrible things that are happening in the country today.
Several people were deeply touched to pray against insincerity in politics, bribery, corruption, maiming of innocent citizens, especially Christians under the pretence of fighting religious war, armed and pen robberies, lack of love for one another, inordinate ambition of politicians, destruction of churches, greed, undue delay in the payment of gratuities and pensions to the deserving citizens etc.