State-wide prayer walk for children on June 26
Kohima, June 20 (EMN): A prayer walk for children aged 6 to 15 from all over Nagaland is being scheduled on June 26 in celebration of the 150 years of Christianity in Nagaland to be held in November this year.
Organised by the Christian Education Department of Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC), children from all over Nagaland in these age groups will be participating by praying for Nagaland on Sunday at 2 pm.
“As we celebrate the coming of the gospel to Nagaland 150 years ago, we also realise that we live in tumultuous and broken world , surrounded by heartache, despair and pain. The world and our churches need a praying generation to call upon the Lord in one voice , to give honour and praise , to give thanks for bringing salvation to us , and to beseech God to show mercy on us and heal our land”, Bideno Kikon, secretary Christian Education, NBCC, informed.
She added “Our story is one of love and grace… Our story is His Story. Our celebration must lead us to true repentance and live out the grand narrative of love and grace”.
The secretary further informed that the children participating in the event are to wear at least one traditional attire during the prayer walk. They have been directed to gather at their respective churches, pray together and proceed to a designated place in the town/village heralding the coming of Christianity into Nagaland and conduct a concerted prayer fellowship.
In towns like Kohima and Dimapur, two to three points for converging should be identified, it said. Towns and district headquarters churches should co-ordinate and organise the prayer walk where all the churches within their jurisdiction will participate, it added.
It also requested churches to prepare light refreshment for the children.
Church leaders have been encouraged to follow the children to encourage and pray for them. They should also control the traffic to make a safe passage for our children to march together in safety.
The sesquicentennial celebration of NBCC will be held on November 19 and 20, 2022. There are a total of 1708 churches under the NBCC at present.
The NBCC had earlier organised a two-day bike rally with 150 bikers to signify the 150 years of Christianity in Nagaland, along with the message of Clean Election covering various districts of the state.