Prayer Points For The Week: Jan 1 - Jan 7 2024

Monday 1st – Sunday 7th January, 2024


And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the Lord for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace (Jeremiah 29: 7).

We congratulate Nigerians who have made it into 2024, as we also commiserate with the government and people of Plateau State over the murder of over 197 Christians on Christmas Eve of 2023. In the same vein, we commiserate with all the families that lost loved ones in various parts of the country, particularly in Kaduna, Benue, Taraba, Borno, Adamawa states, as well as in Zamfara, Niger, Katsina and Imo states. Apart from the mayhem unleashed upon Nigeria by Islamist insurgents, the country is also struggling with multiple cases of kidnapping, ritual killings, and cult wars.

As we enter a new year, one does not require a prophecy to predict what 2024 portends. The mantra of the government in power has said it all. On 15th October 2022, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, at a public event in Kaduna, said, “I promise to continue from where Buhari stopped.” The Nation Newspaper reported on 6th February 2023, that ex-president Buhari told a campaign crowd in Katsina that “Tinubu will continue from where we stopped.”

Where did Buhari stop?

1. Buhari stopped after turning Nigeria into the poverty capital of the world.
2. Buhari stopped after giving Islamist insurgents freeway to murder and devastate Nigerians without arrest, and without prosecution. While their victims suffered unprintable horrors, the insurgents/terrorists were pampered as “repentant terrorists.” Under Buhari, murder was legalized in Nigeria.
3. Buhari stopped after giving thieves and looters free access to loot the national treasury. Corruption under Buhari made Babangida and Abacha look like amateur corrupt leaders.
4. Buhari stopped after inflaming tribalism and clannish mentality to a level unseen before in Nigeria. Four out of the six geopolitical zones threatened secession at various times while Buhari was president.
5. Buhari stopped after forcing thousands of professionals to flee the country.
6. Buhari also stopped after driving the economy into recession on multiple occasions.

These are just a few of the unenviable records of the Buhari administration.

For an incoming administration to “promise” that it will continue from where Buhari stopped, the message should be clear what is in store for Nigeria. Little wonder that immediately the new president was sworn in, right on the podium, he increased the price of fuel from 187 naira to over 500 naira. A few days later, he “floated” the Naira exchange rate, and Naira to Dollar skyrocketed from N500 to N1,200. Meanwhile, official minimum wage remains at N30,000.00. The “promise” is being fulfilled. The new government is continuing from where Buhari stopped.

The prognosis for 2024 is not pleasant, unless God steps in. The current managers of Nigeria have a track record of falsehood and deception. Even when they promise good, the result is often suffering and agony to the masses. Whoever believes promises from such politicians has probably not learnt any lesson about them.

Under the circumstances, Nigerians must intensify prayers to the only true Judge who shall grant the masses justice. The nation’s Judiciary has already exposed its character. The Nigerian judiciary is no longer the last hope of the common man. It has lately defined itself as the last hope of corrupt politicians.

Prayers of repentance must be intensified in 2024, that God would have mercy on the land and bring to an end His indignation against Nigeria. As we pointed out in previous publications, there is indignation against the land because of iniquity in the sanctuary. In addition to prayers of repentance, Christians must begin to demand accountability from Balaams in the Church. As Christians pray to God for mercy, they must also demonstrate that they have learnt to stand for truth and righteousness. These are the virtues God wants to see in the Church.

Isaiah 59: 1–2 points out very well: “Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.”

In 2024, purpose to pray for the peace of Nigeria. If Nigeria has peace, the people shall have peace; if Nigeria prospers, the people will prosper.

Happy New Year.


1. Ps. 46:1-11
Thank God for preserving us to see the New Year. Pray that He will be the refuge of Nigeria, and that He would deliver the country from all its troubles.

2. Prov. 30:14
Pray that God will deliver Nigerians from a generation of leaders whose every decision and action inflicts sorrow and suffering upon the people. May God arise and execute judgment upon them.

3. Ps. 68:1-3
Pray that God will arise and scatter all the enemies of truth, righteousness, and justice in Nigeria. Whether they are in the Church or in government, let God arise against all enemies of righteousness in Nigeria.

4. Isaiah 33:1
A major problem of Nigeria is the treachery of its leaders. From political leaders to civil servants, INEC officials, the Judiciary, and senior security officers, Nigeria is consistently weakened and compromised by treacherous public office holders. Pray that every traitor shall be judged by God according to their treacheries. Pray that by the spirit of judgement and the spirit of burning, God will raise people to execute judgment on these traitors.

5. Rev. 16:5-6
Demand divine punishment upon all who conspire to shed the blood of the saints in Nigeria. Whether they are within Nigeria or in foreign countries, pray that God would give them to drink of their own evil cup and cause their blood to be shed violently.

6. 1 Cor. 4:1-2
Pray that God would raise faithful leaders in the land.

7. Ps. 125
Pray that the rod of the wicked shall no longer rest upon Nigeria; that as the mountains surround Jerusalem, the Lord shall surround Nigeria. Amen.


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From 18th April 2022

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Bosun Emmanuel & Prof Kontein Trinya

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“God is our refuge and strength.…”
Ps. 46:1