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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on Christian faithful to keep praying for Nigerian leaders as they seek solution to the country’s security challenges.

President of the body, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, said on Wednesday in Abuja that the Bible had commanded Christians to pray for the people in authority, because all authorities were established by God to accomplish His purpose.

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“It is also very clear that the ultimate reason for the Biblical instruction to intercede for our leaders is that they might come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ,” he said.

“This (intercession) is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires that all men be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

“I therefore exhort that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”

Ayokunle reminded Christians that they do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.