Prayers for Nigeria’s Unity, Russia-Ukraine Impasse Should be Lenten Focus – Gabriel Onoja

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With the ceremonies of Ash Wednesday observed across the world and Nigerians Catholic joining in the world prayer programme of Lent, Enemona Foundation has called on Catholics and other adherents to pray for the peace and stability of Nigeria and a cease fire between Russia and Ukraine in the current water that exists between both countries.

In a leten message made available to Catholics on Ash Wednesday, Chairman of Enemona Foundation, Gabriel Onoja said Catholics are to dedicate the season to prayers, and asking God to receive their supplications for peace to return to troubled parts of Nigeria, especially states ravaged by activities of Boko Haram, banditry, kidnapping and other unrest.

Gabriel Onoja, in the statement he personally signed said, Nigerians should devote adequate time in prayers to ensure that peace is witnessed again across the country.

The founder commended the Holy Family, the supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis for volunteering to midwife between Russia and Ukraine to ensure that peace returns to the two troubled countries who he said are brothers.

Onoja called on Catholics around the world to make this intention a special and conscious prayer point during this forty days of prayer, almsgiving, penitance supplications and repentance.

Ahead of the 2023 elections, the founder equally called for intensive prayers for a politically friendly environment, people oriented leaders who will live to their responsibilities and leaders who will save Nigerians from poverty, distress and hunger.

Being a period of almsgiving and for a foundation known to be caring for orphans, widows and the vulnerable members of the society, Gabril Onoja advised Catholics to use the lenten observance to do more of charity, living for the poor and caring for the needy is a core mandate of the season.

He prayed for a spirit filled lenten season and wished that the prayers made this time will be to the good of Nigeria and Nigerians is all aspects of it’s socio-exonomic and political life.


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