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25th MAY 2023

“I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.” – Ezekiel 22:30

In recent times, several nations of the world have witnessed, and are still witnessing some kind of atrocities, violence, and upheavals, some of which have left very serious dents and cracks on all aspects of human existence. Some clear examples of these upheavals are herdsmen’s attacks on worshippers in churches and in homes in Nigeria, the attacks of jihadists on communities in Mali, Political unrest in Sudan, and the invasion of Ukraine by Russia resulting in the wanton killing of human beings and destruction of properties.

 The negative effects of this unwholesome situation are that human and material capital has continued to dwindle with only a very few percentage of the populace having access to the basic necessities of life. Consequently, many are disillusioned and feel helpless in a world of strife and imbalance such as this.

What should be the attitude of every Christian? We must strive at all times to restore harmony, peace, and good governance in our country. That we can do through prayers, accepting to lend our voice, no matter how lonely, against every social, moral, and economic vice. We must also be bold to show perfect examples for others to follow.  Only by these attitudes would we be able to restore harmony, balance, and productivity to a deprived country.

The word of God tells us today to learn from Ezekiel 22:30 and become those who stand in the gap, who will lift up our nation with all its favours and faults before the throne of God, and pray that He continues to work in our midst.  The Saints must be neutral at all times, with a clear conscience to uphold the truth by holding our leaders accountable while praying for their wisdom and well-being. When our nation is healthy and prosperous, we are equally prospered and blessed in return.


Father in the name of Jesus Christ, I pray this day for the prosperity of my country (Mention). Father, arise and take total authority of the nation and let your sovereign power reign supreme. I draw strength from Proverbs 21:1, which says, “The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will’. Therefore, I decree and declare that our leaders are guided by God and every structure is working perfectly. AMEN

FURTHER READING: I Timothy 2:1-2; Jeremiah 29:7

Mary Lawrence-Dokpesi
Mary Lawrence-Dokpesi
Mary Lawrence-Dokpesi was born in Nigeria to Patrick Abuda Obeakemhe and Juliana Fatimatu Obeakemhe, both from Ogbona Town. With a master’s degree in law, she was called to the bar at the age of twenty-two, and she is currently the principle partner of the law firm Mary Lawrence-Dokpesi & Associates. She is also the founder of two philanthropic organizations: the Living Waters Mission and the Rose Croix Foundation. In addition to law, Lawrence-Dokpesi was drawn to spiritual pursuits at an early age, having begun studying philosophy, theology, chaplaincy, and spirit therapy by the age of eighteen. Inspired by her spiritual calling, she has produced ten intensively researched manuscripts on spiritual matters. Although Understanding the Spiritual was the last to be written, it is the first to be published. Lawrence-Dokpesi is a mother and a wife living in the city of Abuja, Nigeria.

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