The Christian Association of Nigeria has called for a nationwide three-day prayer over recent political happenings in the country.

The umbrella body of Christians in the country said recent events are embarrassing and a threat to the nation’s democracy.

"Following the recent political drama unfolding in our nation that is becoming really embarrassing and constituting big threats to our nascent democracy, the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called for three-day prayers to be observed in all churches in Nigeria for Divine Protection for our nation and democracy," said Daramola Joseph Bade Esq., Acting General Secretary of CAN, in a message to all bloc chairmen, zonal chairmen, states chairmen, local and all church leaders,

Daramola urged Nigerians to pray to God to frustrate the efforts of evil men among politicians and to prevent them from being elected into any political office in 2019.

Other prayer points raised by the body are for peaceful co-existence of citizens, end to terrorism and mutual respect within the three arms of government.

The body also asked its members to pray to God for economic prosperity in the country and release of all those kidnapped by Boko Haram.

CAN wants Nigerians to pray as follows: "That God should frustrate the efforts of evil men among politicians in our country and to prevent them from being elected into any political office in 2019.

"For peaceful co-existence in our nation and a permanent end to bloodshed and violence all over the nation occasioned by the Fulani herdsmen, bandits, ritual killers, armed robbers and other hoodlums amidst us.

"For God to guide our leaders aright.

"For the release of Leah Sharibu and the remaining Chibok girls, together with all those in the captivity of insurgents throughout the nation.

"For economic prosperity of the nation and deliberate effort of the government towards providing gainful employment for the teeming population of unemployed youths in Nigeria.

"For the Church’s victory over the forces of darkness that are working against the wellbeing of the Church in Nigeria and for the unity of the Church and that those causing destabilization would repent from their evils and pursue unity or risk divine judgment.

"For unity and mutual respect for each other within the three arms of the government."

The prayer is scheduled to hold between August 27 and 29.

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