After 7 days seclusion exercise for Olojo festival, Ooni says fasting and prayer keys to breakthrough

Ekene Agbor
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has said the keys to receiving blessings and breakthrough from God are through fasting and prayers.
He made this known on Friday night aftdr he returned from the seven days seclusion exercise he embarked upon as part of the activities marking this year’s Olojo festival (an annual traditional event in Ile-Ife).
Upon his appearance in the public after the seclusion period, the first class monarch was welcomed by a cheering crowd at his Oodua palace in Ile-Ife.
Briefing his subjects and other diagnatries on what he did while in seclusion, Ooni Ogunwusi said he prayed for Ife sons and daughters, the Yoruba race and the entire humanity.
Ooni of Ife
Describing his journey as a core spiritual exercise,  the traditional ruler revealed that he fasted and prayed. He said he went into spiritual journey and got to understand that the keys to receiving blessings and breakthrough from God are fasting and prayers.
He said to the cheering crowd,, “I will give you keys towards receiving heavenly blessings and all round breakthrough. It is fasting and prayers to the Most High God.
“I implore you to fast according to your strength as a person and back it up with the request of all you need in prayers and leave God to do the rest.
“During the just concluded seclusion exercise, I had the privilege of seeing the world beyond and I can assure you that the good God is ever ready and willing to help only if we ask.” Ooni who is the spiritual head of the Yoruba race admonished.
On the ongoing Olojo festival, the Ooni urged participants to celebrate with caution and be mindful of the fact that COVID-19 has not been completely defeated.
“Let’s not forget that we ae in the phase of defeating COVID-19 and that is why we must not loose guards, let’s wear our face masks and observe personal hygiene and it shall be well with us.”
Among those who welcomed Ooni are traditional rulers, nollywood actors/actresses, politicians and top Ife indigenes including Sir Alex Duduyemi and others.

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