The loss and sorrow that touches every dimension of our common life in Nigeria is too painful to acknowledge. There is no poor nation, but poor leadership. Poor leadership impoverishes the people, hence the key to Nigeria prosperity is a prayerful and strategic emphasis on the leadership renewal and emergency of a new tribe that is neither Yoruba, Igbo, Ijaw nor Hausa/Fulani. We need a new tribe of leadership and follower-ship with godly values. Leadership who are wealth extinguisher is comparable to Nigeria’s soul among the looters. Our prophetic task, in the midst of our common mass despair ‘is to declare and enact hope for a buoyant future that is securely in the purview of God.’

Praying Psalm 57 for Nigeria at 57 years of Independence point to God’s faithful help and love to us in time of despair and trouble. Let us pray for Nigeria:

Be merciful unto Nigeria, O God, be merciful unto us: for Nigerians souls trusts in God: yea, in the shadow of God’s wings will Nigerians make our refuge, until these calamities be overpast. We will cry unto God most high; unto God that performs all things for us. God shall send from heaven, and save Nigeria from the reproach of looters that would swallow us up. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth upon our churches.

Nigeria soul is among lions: and we lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all Nigerians. The looters have prepared a net for Nigerians steps; our soul is bowed down: the looters have dig a pit before us, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves.

Nigeria heart is fixed, O God, our heart is fixed: Nigerians will sing and give praise. Awake up, Nigeria glory; awake, psaltery and harp: Nigeria will awake early. Nigerians will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: Nigerians will sing unto thee among the nations. God’s mercy is great unto the Nigerians and heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth, especially, Nigeria.

Let us pray with Nigeria’s National Anthem for a new tribe of united Nigeria:

Arise, O compatriots
Nigeria‘s call obey
To serve our fatherland
With love and strength and faith
The labour of our heroes past
Shall never be in vain
To serve with heart and might
One nation bound in freedom
Peace and unity.
Oh God of creation
Direct our noble cause
Guide our leaders right
Help our youth the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And live in just and true
Great lofty heights attain
To build a nation where peace
And justice shall reign