CAN fixes December 7 for anti-Boko Haram prayers

The Christian Association of Nigeria has declared Sunday December 7 2014 as day of special prayers for victims of insurgency and special offering for the victims.
The General Secretary of CAN, Dr. Musa Asake in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja on behalf of the Christian community in Nigeria also extended  warm greetings to fellow Nigerians “especially as we come towards the end of another year as a nation.”
He said, “At different fora and on different occasions, CAN has urged Nigerians of different faith to pray for peace and the end to the insecurity plaguing the nation.
“CAN has undoubtedly remained the strong voice against the evil of Boko Haram and other vices in the society, condemning their acts and suggesting ways of countering them, to the appropriate authorities.
“Unfortunately, Nigerians are still inundated with pictures and reports on the ceaseless mayhem in parts of North East in Nigeria and this has prompted CAN to appeal to all churches in Nigeria to set aside December 7 as a day of special prayers for the victims of the insurgency and to collect special offerings to assist them.”
According to him,  it is pertinent in times like this for all brothers in faith, to reflect on the individual and collective lives of Nigerians vis-à-vis “the challenges that we have all faced in the course of the year.”
“We are expected to offer special prayers, not just for our slain Christian brethren but for all those who lost their lives in the attacks, that the Almighty God will grant them eternal rest and through these prayers intervene in the challenges that the insurgency has brought to the countless number of families that have been directly or indirectly affected by the crisis. Pray that God will give us all the wisdom and strength to execute this task with minimal difficulty to the glory of God the Father.”
Source: Punch

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