Aid to the Church in Need has called for a worldwide week of prayer before the elections in Nigeria on Feb. 14: The initiative will start one week before elections, on Sat. Feb. 7, and will last the whole week, to make people aware and to encourage them to pray for Nigeria and for the peace in this country. We will pray for different intentions each day. On Twitter you can follow along: #PrayerWeekNigeria
Daily Intentions for #2015NigeriaPrayer (7th-14th February 2015)
7th February Saturday:
“For the safe release and return of all abducted and kidnapped people of Nigeria”.
8th February Sunday:
“For all those killed or injured resulting from Boko Haram related violence. We pray also for the widows and orphans”.
9th February Monday:
“For all security agents who have lost life, limb and property in the service of their fatherland.”
10th February Tuesday:
“For all those who have been forced to flee their homes or villages because of the violence and persecution in Nigeria.”
11th February Wednesday:
“For the eradication of corruption and the promotion of justice in Nigeria.”
12th February Thursday:
“For family values, the institution of the family and the protection of human life in Nigeria.”
13th February Friday:
“For unity, peace and good governance in Nigeria”.
14th February Saturday:
“For peaceful and fair elections, so that Nigeria may be a country in which future generations find harmony and justice.”
We pray that our merciful God show us His mercy and heal this dear country. Amen.
PRAYER FOR PEACE IN NIGERIA.
God the Father our creator, God the Son our Redeemer, God the Holy Spirit our Sanctifier!
We praise and thank you for the precious gift of Nigeria, which was and still remains a cosmopolitan, multi- cultural, multi- ethnic as well as multi-religious society. Your gift of tolerance, moderation, accommodation and Love for one another were the traits that made great this people and this society.
Sadly though, in recent times, they have been plagued by political, ethnic and religious crises and have suffered the destruction of lives and property. We humbly ask for the gift of reconciliation, that we forgive each other. Heal the wounds with the radiance of your love and mercy. Teach us to live in peace and harmony.
May their leaders be instruments of love, peace, tolerance, social and economic development. Help them to be selfless in service and to lead their people in the path of dialogue and reconciliation, so that they can truly be one family, working for the common good. May dissenting views be a source of harmony and peaceful coexistence! Bless and provide for their youth and help them to be peace loving.
Lord may the weapons of evil, hatred and violence be silenced by love. May we enjoy unity and stability as your children who live, move and have our being in you.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
O Jesus prince of peace: be merciful, restore permanent peace to the world and, these days especially, to Nigeria, from north to south.
Our Lady Queen of Peace: Obtain for us peace in our hearts, peace in our families, peace in our countries.
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