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How Bishop David Oyedepo Actually Prayed For President Jonathan – READ FULL TEXT

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On Sunday 25 January 2015, President Goodluck Jonathan visited Winners Chapel, at Idiroko Road, Ota in Ogun State.

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The President revealed the reason for his visit was to worship God with members of the Living Faith Church since he happened to be in Lagos. The presiding Bishop of the Church, David Oyedepo, who welcomed President Jonathan to the pulpit with a hug, asked members of his congregation to join him in praying for the president, in obedience to a biblical injunction that asks every Christian to pray for his leader.

Taking a cue from the book of 2nd Timothy Chapter 2 verses 1 and 2, Papa, as the bishop is fondly called, led the whole congregation in an intense prayer session for President Jonathan. This was during the 3rd service at Faith Tabernacle, the headquarters of Winners’ Chapel, a 50,000-seater auditorium reputed to be the largest in the world. FT News brings you the full text of the prayers for the President.
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“2Tim 2:1-2: I exhort you therefore, that first of all, supplications, prayers and intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men.” Then on the priority list is “For kings and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”
“I only had an idea of the president’s visit just yesterday. It wasn’t there last Friday when we had the One Night with The king. So we are going to pray for our president…the generation of the Old Testament knew the value of blessings; they would even cry for it. Every blessing proclaimed upon you today must answer on your life.”
I like us to be on our feet and lift the president up to God. Whatever you desire to see God bring about in his life; bring about in our nation, begin to pray that prayer right now.
NOW THE CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER BEGINS!

Father, release your grace upon the president to manage the demands of his office. Release unusual grace in increasing dimensions, to manage the demands of his office.
Cause your face to shine upon him. Lord, grant the desires of his heart. Grant Nigeria peace. Under him, grant Nigeria greater advancement. Thank you father, in Jesus’ name we pray.”
THEN THE BISHOP ALONE PRAYS FOR THE PRESIDENT
“This entire church proclaims the president blessed today; blessed with divine wisdom to manage the demands of his office; blessed with keys to see the miraculous in his life; blessed with grace that will advance His cause in our nation.
Every time we pray here, God hears. The Bible says “Wherever 2 or 3 are gathered, I’m there in their midst, and if we agree concerning anything, it’s done for us. Therefore, in the name of Jesus, our president is declared blessed. His going out is blessed, his coming in is blessed. The will of God is blessed in his life. Thank you father, blessed be your name, in Jesus precious name.”

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  1. Dr.Mossy

    January 27, 2015 at 9:25 am

    is now u understand that Jesus is lord and there is church just because of the battle ahead of u. if u like, go and worship in the church that Jesus Christ is the minister u will fail because there is an adage that says, one good term deserved another.. also bear in mind that it is written in the scriptures that is the servant of God is on throne (a president, king, governor) the people of God will rejoice and have freedom to anything.but if not the God chosen one, the people of God will cry, dies and suffer and by this time, God doesn’t want any of his children to die neither suffer and become a homeless as its happening in born state because our tears being a Nigerian has wax coal to him.

  2. engr.pjc

    January 27, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Prepare to hang ur self bcus gej is going back@mossy beliv dat

  3. frank

    January 27, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Mossy ur foolishness has gone to de next level,its only God dat enthrones men nt u!

  4. Christopher

    January 27, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Dr. Mossy I can see that you’ve lost your senses because someone with his right senses will not address our dear President the way you just did. I believe you are one of the enemies of Nigeria that’s why you want a semi-illiterate to rule this our great nation. For your information days has gone when such happened in Nigeria. Secondly, I also believe you’ll be very happy when they make someone with JSSC Certificate your boss in the organisation where you work.

  5. Charlie Oscar

    January 27, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    President Jonathan never believed that 4 years will abruptly come to an end. Now, He is running up and down from Church to Church. Nigerians need Change and are coming together to speak with one voice come…. 14th February 2015. Sai Buhari!!!
    APC… Change 2015.

  6. Charlie Oscar

    January 27, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    He had the grand opportunity of being one of Nigeria’s finest Presidents but alas, he failed woefully. A Commander-in-Chief who can’t provide Security for his Countrymen and Women. The Chibok Girls Issue was the highlight of his Official Incapacition. Bye Bye Goodluck. We wish U a safe journey to Otu-Oke.

  7. Charles Ifeco

    January 27, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    It’s just a month to the 2015 Presidential Election and the buzz and razzmatazz has continued to be the major attraction in the country.

    So much has been said about the chances of President Goodluck Jonathan returning to power with the president visit to Lagos in his PDP Lagos campaign sparking up so many highpoints, critics, commendations and recommendations.

    There are things to learn from President Goodluck Jonathan’s speech in Lagos if read with an open mind.

    So many people on social media have poked fun at that speech. It’s like many people think the president can say nothing useful, so they just dismiss anything he says before he even starts saying it. This is something that happens very often.

    Jonathan is not the most eloquent person in the world. However, that’s not to say none of the things he says makes sense. If you’re willing to read with an open mind, see 8 things you can pick from that Lagos speech for example.

    1. “Those of you in the social media carry all forms of lies, painting all kinds of colour and giving me all kinds of face that I cannot defend.”

    It’s clear to any discerning person that social media is skewed in favour of the opposition. A lot of the conversations on social media are influenced to tarnish the government and malign the president. Everyone in the world deserves to be criticised fairly and respectfully. This includes the president.

    2. “Before 2011, no Nigerian complained that he had not voter card. People voted themselves into office.”

    Elections have actually improved under the Jonathan administration. For instance, all the governorship elections that were held last year were peaceful and fair. Those who won did so not because they were PDP or incumbent, but because they were the ones the people wanted. This is remarkable.

    3. “When we were young, we were told that at Independence, Nigeria, Brazil, Malaysia, Indonesia and even India were all at the same level.”

    Buhari belongs to a generation that had its chance and blew it. The generation failed to plan for the country and leave the right legacies for the younger generation. The problems facing Nigeria today would be different had that generation done the right things. That a man from that generation is running for president today indicates that something is wrong with the system.

    4. “No country equips the armed forces overnight.”

    That’s right. It takes time to develop an army. It doesn’t happen overnight or in a few years. Jonathan inherited an obsolete army. The past heads of state should get a heavier knock for failing to upgrade the army over the last decades.

    5. “[To fight corruption], we must set up institutions and strengthen them to prevent people from even touching the money.”

    There are different ways to fight corruption just as there are different ways to enter a market. Jonathan’s approach is preventative while Buhari’s approach is punitive. It’s more appropriate to compare both approaches fairly than to insult the president and portray his approach as absolutely stupid. That’s what some people do on social media.

    6. “A few years back some young people hadn’t seen trains except when you travel abroad and you’ve never boarded a train. Now our trains are moving.”

    Before Jonathan became the president, the trains were virtually dead. But the president has made moves to revive the railway system and the trains are on the move again. It’s still a long way to go, but the president deserves credit for this important achievement.

    7. ‘’We came up with the concept of YouWin to give grants, not loans, to young people who have great ideas.”

    The YouWin programme is one of the most under-reported programmes of the Goodluck administration. Yet it’s an important initiative that has created jobs and businesses for many young Nigerians. The government should have been doing more to publicise the achievements of this programme.

    8. “You know how chaotic the present National Assembly is. We know that if you bring the [National Conference] document to the Assembly, they will dump it. So we want to present it to the next Assembly.”

    A lot of people condemned the national conference as a waste of time and resources even before it began. They predicted that whatever the conference eventually came up with would never be used. But Jonathan’s explanation here is reasonable. The national assembly was practically unproductive for most of last year and truly chaotic toward the end of the year. There was no way the parliament would have meaningfully considered the conference report if the government had tendered it.

    Source :Follow NAIJ.COM on Twitter!
    ~Charles Ifeco~ Ed. 15th Jan. 2015

  8. Dr.Mossy

    January 27, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Frank, who are u and how dare u talking yo me like that? in fact I don’t have anything sharing with someone who is a bombastic variables , dilapidated idiot and inconsequential anonymous.. to hell with u for ur attack.
    did I look like someone who will be silence and patience with evil? be careful incase I will tell u the story of ur life and ur late dad

  9. ota tade

    January 27, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Fr Mbaka, okwi ina nu?

  10. Baby

    January 27, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    @ Charle, u’re a vry sensible & reasonable man ‘a dog dat is destined to lost ‘ll nt hear hunter’s whistle’ let them av a CHANGE from FRYING PAN TO FIRE.

  11. me noni

    January 27, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    @Charles when you know how to write history why cant you join jonanist and you baby are you not in fire already

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School teacher reportedly flees after allegedly flogging his student to death in Lagos

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The man alleged that a Lagos teacher beat his junior brother to death over the boy’s failure to correctly answer a question asked of him during their mathematics session.

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“We believed the cock and bull story the school fed us not until Lafeef got home at around 5 pm and narrated what really happened at the school to us.

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I am happy without marriage, kids – Don Jazzy reveals

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Falz excited after a street in Lagos was named after him

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Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz has taken to social media to show his excitement after a street got named after him in Lagos state.

Street named after Falz in Lagos

The Bop Daddy crooner disclosed this on Friday, November 27, on his Instagram page after he shared a photo of himself standing under a street sign .

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Street named after Falz in Lagos

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