Lenten season: Pray more for Nigeria—Bishop Mamza charges Christians

Christians in Adamawa state have been called upon to use The Lenten season to pray more for Nigeria especially in the areas of insecurity and those in leadership positions for them to do the right thing in addressing the problems bedeviling the country.

This call was made in St. Theresa’s Cathedral by the Catholic Bishop of Yola and chairman CAN Adamawa state, the Most Rev Stephen Dami Mamza during the Eucharistic celebration that marks the beginning of the Lenten season.

The cleric noted that Nigerians should contribute their quota to the growth, development, peace and unity of the nation.

Reflecting on the readings for the Mass, the Bishop explained that Ash Wednesday is the first day of the Lenten season; a period of forty days of fasting, prayers and almgiving in other to prepare Christians for Easter. He therefore urged Christians to reflect on the importance and religious benefits of prayers, fasting and almsgiving adding that applying ashes on the forehead of worshippers on ash Wednesday is a symbol of grief, mourning, mortality and repentance.

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