The Women Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (WOWICAN) has organised a special session to appreciate God for safe arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari and for stabilising Nigeria.
The one-day special session held at the Hoarse Methodist Church Cathedral, Sabo, Yaba, last week was attended by members from Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti and Ondo States.
At the session, the guest preacher, Rev. Patrick Osuntoyinbo urged Christian women to positively influence their families and countries through prayers and life-saving programmes.
He explained that Christian women should utilise what he described as soft power to guide their husbands; intercede for the stability of Nigeria and work for her socio-economic development.
He, therefore, charged women to be consistent in creating enduring peace at all time whether at home, church or in the country, noting that they would contribute greatly in building a virile and strong nation by promoting enduring peace.
He said God naturally endowed women to be all powerful and ordained change agents, who he said, often influenced men to contribute positively or negatively the growth of any nation.
He said: “If women want Nigeria to be great again, they will do more than prayer. Women can go extra mile to ensure their aims and objectives are realised and achieved by using their position to influence their husbands.
“Women can also influence their sons by instilling discipline and good values which are necessary in nation building. Such values can catapult Nigeria to an enviable position in the comity of nations.”
At the session, therefore, the women earnestly prayed for our leaders beginning from the forgiveness of whatever sins and transgressions that might have been working against the progress of Nigeria.
They thanked God for His grace and mercy, which they said, brought satanic predictions to nothing and for answering prayers and supplications of the saints by bringing the president Buhari back alive.
They also thanked God for giving the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo the spirit of love and wisdom for holding forth successfully while the president was in the United Kingdom.
They prayed that the spirit of love and patriotism would both the president and vice president in order to develop and rebuild the country.
The group also prayed for Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and other South-west governors for living up to their campaign promises.
The group, however, charged them to implement more programmes that would further restore our ailing economy and bring our country out of economic recession before the end of this year.