Cleric enjoins Nigerians to embark on regular fasting, prayer as way of life

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The Presiding Pastor, Majestic Grace Embassy International, Temidire, Sango Ota, Ogun State, Grace Wisdom, has enjoined Nigerians to embark on regular fasting and prayer as a way of life as the period enables one to move closer to God, thereby building a strong and sustainable spiritual life.

Pastor Wisdom made the call during a special thanksgiving service to round off the church’s 2024 edition of its annual seven – day fasting and prayer.

The cleric described fasting and prayer as a period of sober reflection and one of the appropriate times to seek the face of the Lord, stressing that the Church used the seven – day fasting and prayer to pray more for the family, the Church of God and the nation in general.

He further stressed that for the country to be a better society, Nigerians should be righteous, steadfast, humble before God, live a holy life and cleanse their hearts of sins and iniquities, as well as desist from going back to their sinful ways of life after the fasting and prayer period.

The event featured over 1000 prophecies and testimonies of the prophetic declarations by the man of God, miracles, fasting, deliverance, anointing, daily prayer sessions, counselling, Friday vigil and special thanksgiving on Sunday.

Pastor Wisdom, who was full of praises to God for the series of miracles, prophecies and testimonies of the confirmation of the prophetic declarations during the seven – day programme, noted that the event, no doubt, impacted positively on the spiritual growth and quality of life of the entire congregation and the Church in general.

He, however, traced the origin of fasting and prayer to Exodus 34 :28, where Moses was with the Lord for 40 days and 40 nights on Mount Sinai and ate neither bread nor drank water; 1 Kings 19:8, where Elijah walked 40 days and 40 nights on Mount Horeb with fasting and prayers and Daniel 9 :3, where Daniel sought the face of the Lord by fasting and prayer with sack – clothes and ashes, urging that the Christians must always prepare their hearts to welcome Jesus Christ, as well as prepare their lives for heaven.

The Presiding Pastor, however, charged Nigerians to have a strong determination to begin to live a prayerful life and be filled with the knowledge of the word of God, adding that it was only through the word of God that God’s grace could be obtained.

Pastor Wisdom further admonished Nigerians to always turn to God for prayers for the spirit of discernment to guide them and also to do the wish of God, which the Holy Spirit would put into their hearts at all times.