Inter-faith prayers: Oba of Benin reads from Bible

The 2024 Universal Week of prayers by Benin City Christian Community climaxed in Oba of Benin Palace, with Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo, Uku Akpolokpolor, Ewuare II, CFR, Oba of Benin, reading from the Bible.

Members of the Royal family, Benin Chiefs, Palace funtionaries and Royal fans chuckled as Oba Ewuare II read Psalms 23 verse 1…”The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want…” from the Bible with trim elegance.

Bible reading is not unfamiliar with the monarch who practices African spirituality, symbolizing that indeed faith can meet.

Delivering his goodwill message at the solemn Assembly, Oba Ewuare II, who thanked his prayer partners and subjects for their relentless support since he ascended the throne of his forebears, said “God’s time is the best”.

The Oba said, “We should not be afraid. All is well. Better days are ahead. May God almighty continually protect all of you”.

Earlier, the Chairman of Benin City Christian Community, Apostle Godspower Ogbonmwan, paid tribute to the Royal parsonage for his interest in religious activities and devotion to the 2024 annual prayers themed: “God is our refuge and strength”.

The Cleric who was supported by Reverend (Mrs) Sunday Osadolor, drew inspiration from Psalms 46 verses 1-11.

Apostle Ogbonmwan in his sermon delivered in Edo Language, lamented rising social vices in the world, advised the Children of God to keep the Commandants of God for them to enjoy his benefits not to be tormented by plagues.

The spiritual exercise, which was moderated by
Reverend Dr Olu Aibinuomo and Elder Agharese Odubor, also featured singing of hymns, praise and worship by the sonorous voices of Christ Apostolic Church of God Mission choir.

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