By Lucky Isibor
Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare 11 has identified prayer as the main substance and bedrock of the development of the meaningful spiritual and physical life.
Oba Ewuare the second said there is every tendency that God will get much more closer to a prayerful person, because, through prayer people build a lasting partnership with God.
Addressing the congregation of Benin Christians Community and Muslims, as well as traditional adherents in his Palace, during an Inter- Religious Service marking his one year coronation anniversary, Omo N’Oba appealed to the faithful not to relent in praying for the peace, unity and development of Edo State, and the nation.
The Omo N’Oba admonished that in prayers, people must open their hearts to God in such a way that will make God do that which pleases Him rather than what pleases men.
Omo N’Oba Ewuare the second stressed the need to recognize the fact that the cardinal duties of beings on earth is to love God and to trust Him, because he is able to do his best for the glory of humanity.
He assured that when everything seems to be working in the opposite direction, God watches with extreme keenness, and we as beings can trust Him to bring back the lost treasures and to restore the hopes that were dashed.
While expressing gratitude to the Christian and Muslim faithful for their unwavering support since his ascension to the throne a year ago, the Omo N’Oba thanked them for honouring his invitation to be part of the Inter-Religious Service of prayer of intercession.
In a goodwill message to the Oba, Bishop Oriname Oyonnude Kure, Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), lauded the foresight of Omo N’Oba Ewuare the second in stoppage of the unwholesome activities of land speculators, under the guise of Community Development Associations (CDA), whose activities brought a lot of pain and anguish to land developers.
While praying for God’s abundance blessings for Omo N’Oba Ewuare the second, Bishop Oyennode Kure said Christians in Edo State are appreciative of the tremendous role of the Omo N’Oba in the measure of peace, tranquillity and serenity presently being enjoyed in Edo State.
Highpoint of the spirituality charged atmosphere was the prayer section led by Chief David Edebiri, Esogban of Benin (representing the traditionalists); Alhaji Fatai Enabulele, Chief Immah (representing Muslims); Rev. Felix Omobude, General Superintendent and President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria; Most Senior Apostle Joshua Osasuyi, General Superintendent, Christ Apostolic Church; Rt. Rev. Margaret Benson-Idahosa, Archbishop, Church of God Mission International, amongst others.
They made supplications to God to grant a river-like peace and awesome wisdom from heaven to the Omo N’Oba to successfully pilot affairs of the Kingdom.
Mean while a grand durbar in honour of Oba Ewuare 11 to mark his first coronation anniversary has been fixed for Thursday, 19 October 2017.
A release signed by Desmond Agbaman, the chief press secretary to the Oba invite Enigie, Chiefs, Igie-Ohen, Edionwere, Youths and Market Women as well as the general public to the durbar billed for Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium at 2.00pm.