Mrs Nkechi Okorocha, wife of Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Tuesday in Owerri called for prayers against social vices.
Okorocha, who made the call during the women monthly prayer session, urged Christians to pray against terrorism, kidnapping, prostitution, armed robbery, violence against women and indecent dressing.
She urged Christians to protect their faith from anti-Christ activities.
The governor’s wife said this month’s prayer session, entitled: “Gathering of Eagles”, was organised to pray and worship God for protection against anti-Christ activists.
“Our faith is sacred to us; we will not tolerate any desecration, damage or dishonour of any fashion to it.
“We support no violence, confrontation; and fully we support the rights of Imo people to freedom of speech, assembly and the right to voice opposition to policy in accordance with legal standards.”
She urged women to pray to God for total transformation of the society so that there would be peace and tranquility in the state.
In a sermon, Rev. Mercy Ezekiel, the National Coordinator, Christian Pentecostal Mission International, called on Nigerians to embrace the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Ezekiel said that without Jesus, no one could succeed in life, adding that “Jesus is the life sustainer”.
Taking her text from Isaiah 40:31, she said that for anyone to be an eagle, such a person must not be afraid of any storms but must renew his or her strength like the eagle.
“If you don’t have Jesus today, the only one that can make one to be an eagle, you are most miserable,” she said.
She called on women to pray fervently for Nigeria, saying that only women could bring about change in the country.
The governor also urged men to live in peace with their wives, saying they could only be secure when they were at peace and in harmony with their wives.
“The creation of women is special and unique; they are not only fearfully but wonderfully made.
“Women have a way of uniting the nation, wherever men don’t succeed, women do and whatever a woman does not nurture will eventually die,” the governor said.
He urged Nigerians, especially women, to continue to cry to God for peace and progress in Nigeria. (NAN).