BY BISHOP WILLIAM AVENYA

Almighty God, you are the Creator of the universe and that exist. All authority comes from you; human or divine, spiritual or temporal. Without you we can do nothing.

In times past, you made covenants with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses through Kings David and Solomon. By your grace, the leadership of Tiv has been uninterrupted since its inception. We pray for our late Paramount Ruler, Tor Tiv IV, HRM Alfred Akawe Torkula, whom you have called to your bosom; grant him eternal rest.

Lord, as we look forward to the election of a successor, the Tiv nation is praying to you to anoint a suitable ruler for us. Do not allow human frailty to misdirect our minds and hearts to elect a ruler who is the product of man’s will.

O God, we beg you, let the light of the Holy Spirit give us a ruler after your heart; one who will govern with the fear of God and lead the Tiv nation out of the wilderness into the Promised Land.

We make this prayer through Christ our Lord, Amen.