By John Onos
Christian Community Platform (CCP) organised a one month marathon prayers for the state in commemoration of its creation on August 27th 1991.
The BOT Chairman of the group, Bishop Nmalagu Greatman, who is the General Overseer and Minister in Charge of the True Worshippers Assembly Inc., said: “Delta state was created on the 27th of August, 1991 out of the then Bendel State. By the leading of the Holy Spirit, CCP is having a one month fasting and prayer all through the month of August for the state.”
He explained that the prayer conference is tagged ‘Pray and Seek for the Peace and Prosperity of Delta,” as he revealed futher in his opening speech that, “if there is a true way to show that we love Delta state and the works the present administration is doing, there is need to keep praying ceaselessly for the state especially this month of August when the state was created.”
Bishop Nmalagu charged Christians irrespective of denominations to endeavour to join in this one month prayer and fasting for the state. .
He maintained that “we have been charged in 1st Timothy 2: 1-2 to pray for the government and people in authority.”
He pointed out that as they fast and pray for the state, “we should teach and encourage every inhabitant of the state to avoid anything capable of causing violence, destruction of life and property.
As the state is experiencing massive developments, the Executive, Judiciary and legislative arms need wisdom from God, His leading and protections to enable them peacefully play their roles.”
He affirmed that there “is no gain saying that the present administration has put in place a formidable team of executive members appointed across the state drawn from well experienced men and women that will faithfully and join hands with our amiable governor Sen. (Dr.) Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa to further move the state forward.”
He stated that the prayer and fasting started on 1st August but the one of this month is very special as it is the month the state was created.
He added: “Let us encourage our youths, political leaders, non politicians, civil servants, church leaders and members to join in this prayer and support by doing things that will assist the present administration in continuing her good works across the state. We shall round off the prayer programme with an in-gathering service on the 30th of August, 2019 at Kwale.
“The opening ceremony took place at Iseluku in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta.”