Osinbajo led some clerics to pray for God to grant Nigeria victory over sponsors and perpetrators of violence in the country.
Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, led prayers against evil forces in the country as he called on God to forgive the sin of disobedience of Nigerians.
He said the prayer in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, leading other clerics to pray against forces of evil, hate, division, injustice, insurgency and other issues working against the country.
This is even as the spate of insecurity worsens under the Osinbajo and his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari.
“So, we bind all forces of evil, of hate, fear, of division and of injustice; and we loose the peace of God. We release prosperity, love and justice in this land in Jesus name,” NAN quoted him as saying.
The Vice-President offered the prayer while delivering a goodwill message at the 30th Anniversary Celebrations and 17th International Prophecy and Prayer Conference of ThroneRoom (Trust) Ministry.
He also prayed to God to forgive the sins of Nigerians, especially that of disobedience, and answer their prayers.
“Oh God, heal this land, deliver this land from terrorism and insurgency, from the hand of the wicked, prosper this land, save your people o God. Fulfil your promises of peace and prosperity.”[story_link align="left"]100585[/story_link]
He further made biblical references to the promises of God as he prayed for love, justice and prosperity in Nigeria.
“In the land, of which He swore to your fathers to give you, you shall be blessed above all peoples; there shall not be a male or female barren among you or among your livestock. Who is the church? It is not the buildings it is the ecclesia; the called out; (Matthew 16:18-19).
“I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
This is not the first time Osinbajo, who is a pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has led prayers against evil forces in the country.
Meanwhile, the regime under which he serves struggles to tackle worsening insecurity and deepening poverty in Africa’s most populous nation.
On September 12, Osinbajo led some clerics to pray for God to grant Nigeria victory over sponsors and perpetrators of violence in the country.
He had also prayed for an end to the spate of violent attacks in parts of the country.
On Wednesday, Buhari had a stopover at Madinah in Saudi Arabia, where he and his entourage prayed for Nigeria.
Among the things prayed for are the recovery of Nigeria's dwindling economy and the restoration of peace and security in the country.
A statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity said the President engaged in intense prayers, along with his entourage for the return of peace and security all over Nigeria and the world at large.
The President who had earlier been received at the Prince Muhammad Abdulaziz Airport, Madinah by the Deputy Governor of the Region, Prince Sa’ud Al-Faisal spent quality time at the Mosque of the Holy Prophet Muhammed, Islam’s second holiest, engaging in prayers and recitation of the Holy Qur’an.
The statement said President Buhari and the delegation "prayed for the well-being of the nation and its people and for the full restoration of peace and security in Nigerian and around the globe".
It also noted that they prayed for the "economy ravaged by the pandemic to fully recover for the benefit of the nation and its people".