June 12: TB Joshua declares prayer, fasting for Nigeria, calls off birthday
Prominent Nigerian Televangelist, Prophet TB Joshua, has called for prayer and fasting for Nigeria.
Joshua who is the founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos, said that Nigerians should fast and pray for Nigeria on June 12, 2021, which happens to be his birthday.
The prophet made the call while disclosing that he will not be holding a public celebration for his incoming 58th birthday on June 12th 2021.
He said, “As you know, I am a man of the people. So, the wound of one is the wound of all,” Joshua stated in a televised message posted to his multiple social media accounts.
“As things stand, you may have realised it will not be easy for me to celebrate my birthday under the present circumstances,” he continued, adding that many who wanted to visit Nigeria for the occasion “are troubled by the situation all over the world”.
“We see their fear and their worry. I feel their pain; I feel their worry,” he said.
Rather than holding a public celebration, he called for the day of his birthday to be marked by prayer, fasting and giving to the less-privileged.
“Let us dedicate this day to prayer and fasting. Don’t forget the needy,” Joshua, who is particularly known for his global humanitarian outreach, explained.
The cleric concluded by confidently stating more birthdays lay ahead for him. “By the grace of God, more birthdays are ahead. God bless you! Emmanuel. Jesus is Lord! Happy Birthday!”