The Executive Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has stressed the need for prayer to honour God.
He stated this while inaugurating the Imo Mid-Day Prayer Project at the Ahiajoku centre, New Owerri last Wednesday.
Governor Okorocha urged Imo citizens, especially Imo workers at all levels, to be crusaders and ambassadors of this new project, to enable it succeed, adding that if they begin to do things in the right way, Imo State would witness tremendous progress.
According to him, “Imo must be better as long as he remains the Governor of Imo State, whether Satan likes it or not”.
In his benediction at the inaugural prayer/worship, the Anglican Bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Cyril C. Okorocha emphasized the need for Imo people to be part of the mid-day prayer which is expected to be a daily affair for ten minutes beginning from 12 noon, to pray to rescue our nation from all forms of evil deeds.
Bishop Okorocha noted that it is not enough to say that we are embarking on a mid-day prayer on daily basis without first repenting and re-examining ourselves. He called on God to forgive us our sins, referring the large crowd to 2nd Chronicle 7 – 14 where it say: “If they pray to me and repent and turn away from the evil they have been doing, then I will hear them in heaven, forgive their sins and make their land prosperous again”.
The prelate prayed that Imo people should eschew hatred for one another and to replace it with love, and a transformed heart.
Other men of God from different denominations who were present at the inaugural prayer summit, offered prayers for top government officials, civil servants, homes and families, market men and women and people from all walks of life.