The former military and democratic leader stated this at the 2019 National Altar of Praise and Prayer for the Nation, entitled: ‘As in the Days of Jehoshaphat,’ taken from II Chronicles 20:22, held at Molete Baptist Church, Ibadan.
Obasanjo, who was represented by Dr Doyin Okupe, stated that only prayer, praise and faith in God will get Nigeria back on track to greatness.
He said Nigeria needs these three spiritual instruments to overcome the myriad of socio-economic and political challenges besetting the country.
Doyin Okupe said: “I identify with the theme of this event, which is ‘As in the Days of Jehoshaphat,’ taken from II Chronicles 20:22.
“The theme is all about praise, prayer and faith in God. With praise, prayer and faith, God will surely heal our land, reshuffle it and prosper this nation.”
“I believe in the sovereignty of God and helplessness or lack of capacity of man to gratify the enormity of His grace and mercy over us.
“For everything that God brings to us, 90 per cent of it, we are not even aware of.
“But the only thing we can give back to Him is praise. That is all he demands and desires from us,” he added.