Christians under the auspices of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Ijebu-Jesa brought the annual prayer week – Ose Adura – to a close with fervent prayers for peace, unity and progress in Egboro land.
The annual event which is organised by the body of churches in Ijebu-Jesa heralds the new year. Early morning prayer services are held in different churches for seven days from the second day of the year. The grand finale is usually held at the palace ground by 5am.
The theme for the 2021 Prayer Week is “Bring The King Back To His Palace”.In his sermon on the theme, Ven. Z.B Tehinmosan of the Cathedral Church of Saint Matthew, Ijebu-Jesa admonished residents of the town to allow Jesus Christ as the king over their lives. He enjoined them to give room to the King of kings in their hearts as this is the guaranty for peace and divine blessings. He drew his message from the book of Prophet Isaiah chapter 9 verse 6 to drive home his sermon.
In his new year greetings, the Elegboro of Ijebu-Jesa, Oba (Engr.) Moses Oluwafemi Agunsoye welcomed every citizen of Egboro land into a year of greatness. He encouraged the people to abide by the directives on Covid-19 prevention and be obedient to laid down rules for peace to reign in the lives of all and in the town.
Furthermore, the Abikehin-Ekun Agunsoye II assured the people that the construction of the new palace which has suffered some delays will soon commence in earnest. He enjoined parents to look out for their children and prevent them from exhibiting youthful exuberance that is capable of destroying their God-given destiny.
The Ijebu-Jesa Town Hall was full to the brim as residents trooped out to be part of the early morning prayers which lasted for seven days.