NCPC prays for 2019 polls, others in Jerusalem


Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) at the weekend held prayer convocation on Mount Zion in Jerusalem.
According to a statement issued yesterday by the Commission’s head of media, Celestine Toruka, the prayer convocation has become an integral part of the Commission’s pilgrimage programme in which every pilgrim is expected to partake.
It added that the different pilgrim groups converged on Mount Zion, in the heart of Jerusalem, to pray for God’s intervention in the nation’s challenges.
It read in part: “This edition of the prayer convocation was special and unique as it paraded a sizeable number of high profile church leaders as well as four members of the NCPC Board.
The prayer event provided a veritable platform to pray and intercede on sundry critical areas of life.
Continuing, it read: “Prayers were offered for the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, the growth of the economy of Nigeria, the success of the forthcoming 2019 general elections, the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria, the unity of the Nigerian Church, prayer for the women and prayer against absconds during pilgrimage, inter-alia.
In his short exhortation , Rev. Israel Akanji, a member of NCPC Board, described the journey to Israel as ‘a journey of revelation.’ “Our prayer is that when we come here we should have an encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ.” The statement added that “the board members of NCPC who graced this edition of the prayer convocation were Rev. Dr. Israel Akanji, Apostle Anthony Fasipe, Ambassador Mrs.
Gladys QuistAbeyibi and Mrs. Nkiru Ejiofor.” Blueprint gathered that the church leaders who participated in the prayer programme were Rev. Dachollom Datiri, president, Church of Christ in Nigeria, Rev.
Steven Dangana, Bishop Jonas Katung, Pastor Samuel Alaha, among others.


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