1st of June was Plateau Solemn Assembly, a day where all Christians across all denominations in the state congregated at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos, to offer prayers to God for the peace, progress, and stability of the State and Nigeria.
The one-day prayer was organized by Christian Denominational leaders in partnership with the State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN.
Prayers of thanksgiving and repentance were offered by different church leaders. Also, prayers were offered for the unity of the Church on the Plateau and Nigeria; evangelism and missions; 2023 elections and politics; peace and security of Plateau State and Nigeria as well as the economic prosperity of the state
The President of ECWA Church and Chairman of the Forum of Christian Denominational Heads in Plateau State Rev. Stephen Baba, in a sermon, said “Plateau is a land blessed by God in all ramifications with great people and abundant resources that are second to none in Nigeria. He said, “Plateau has remained the hope of salvation for the North and other parts of Nigeria having pioneered and continuously promoted the work of evangelism and spread of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to the unsaved.”
Although the state and its people have been under attack by forces of evil who have killed and destroyed properties of innocent citizens, he maintained that “the wonderful heritage bestowed on Plateau by God will never be taken away if the people return to God and continue to obey the Lord, love one another, and seek to do His will at all times.”
In attendance were leaders of all Christian Assembly in Jos, Rev. Fathers, Bishops, Evangelists, GO’s, Pastors, etc as well as Government Workers and officials including The Governor of Plateau State, Bar. Simon Lalong.
In this address, the Governor said the solemn assembly came at the right time when the peace and progress of Nigeria and Plateau State are more than ever needed. According to him, “Looking at the level of wickedness and manifestation of evil that is threatening our peaceful coexistence and the safety of lives and properties, the call to prayers and repentance is a collective one that emphasizes soul-searching by everyone.
“This is because the challenges we face today cannot be said to be the fault of a few persons only. Similarly, the efforts to restore the fortunes of our State and country cannot be carried out by a few persons alone.”
He regretted that many times, people allow ethnicity, religion, denominational differences, politics, pride, money, greed and selfishness to take control of their lives to the point that they treat people as if they were not created by the Almighty God.
The event was not just prayers but, also had beautiful worship moments and ministration from choirs, women groups, and bands from different churches among there were ECWA Women Fellowship Jos, COCIN Choir Rankyen, Catholic Women Fellowship, OAIC Choir, NLFA Singers etc.
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