13 November 2012

Nigeria: Christians Urged to Imbibe Thanksgiving Habit

Christians have been advised to imbibe the habit of thanking God in whatever situation they may find themselves.The Parish Priest of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Nyanya, Reverend Father Donatus Akpan, gave the advice during the church's '2012 Adult Harvest and Bazaar' on Sunday.

Rev. Fr. Akpan said although every Christian gives thanks to God daily, the annual thanksgiving harvest is organized to specially appreciate God for His blessings in their lives.

"We give thanks to God for all his creation, especially what He has done to us, individually, and as a group of worshippers, we come together once a year, like this, to give special thanks to God for all He must have done for us throughout the year. But every day, we continue to give thanks individually, privately. So, coming together once a year is a collective thanksgiving for all His blessings on us," he said.

He urged members of the church to use the platform to solicit for God's continuous blessings in the years ahead.

Speaking earlier, Chairman of the church's 2012 Harvest Committee, which was tagged 'Harvest of Divine Breakthrough,' Mr. Solomon Ojile, gave thanks to God who made it possible for his committee to organize the event successfully.

Copyright © 2012 Daily Trust. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.