Over the weekend Nathaniel Bassey announced a prayer challenge which is set to begin today Monday 24th April 2017. ‘The one hour tongue challenge’ as he termed it was coined from the desire of wanting to inspire Christians out there. He shared the announcement through his instagram handle:
“Beginning from Monday 24th April, 2017. Are you in? I’m constantly looking for ways to inspire and be inspired. Any one hour between 12am-12noon. Preferably between 12am and 6am.”
Hours before the challenge was set to begin, he took to his instagram once again to shed more light on the challenge. He also shared a few tips as to how to stay committed in the one hour praying in tongues challenge”
“Shalom Saints, its less than 2 hrs to this Holy Challenge. Are you ready? I pray we find grace to help in Jesus’ name.
By way of advice- you may get some anointed music or album that would last the while you pray. A favourite track that stirs your YOU to pray can do the work. Also, if you are not strong, don’t rest on the bed while praying. You may just sleep off.
Get a journal, cos there’ll be lots of downloads. Read and meditate the word later in the course of your day. Because what we are actually doing is fellowshipping with the Spirit of truth. The custodian of revelation. Also pay attention to your thoughts, dreams and vision these period. Praying in tongues extensively improved spiritual perception.
Between 5pm and 11pm everyday we’ll come to share our daily experiences, encounters and testimonies. May this mark the beginning of great and mighty things this season in all of our lives, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Also, as you pray, you may be led to pray some specific prayers in your understanding and with scripture, please go ahead. As this is one of the major benefits of praying in tongues. THE HOLY Spirit directs us to hidden and unknown areas or things to pray about that we may never know on our own.”
To mark the beginning of the challenge which starts today, he shared more guidelines to the challenge:
As an incentive, I’ve created this daily badge. Only share or repost this on your Instagram when you have completed a day’s exercise. Please note, this is not an award, it’s just inline with provoking each other unto good works.”
ABOUT NATHANIEL BASSEY
Nathaniel Bassey was born in Lagos, Nigeria and hails from Ikot Ofon Ikono, Uyo local government area in Akwa-Ibom state, South-South Nigeria. His music career began while he served as band leader and lead trumpet player for a period of two years.
As time passed, he began to sense a deep yearning within and realized there was more to his music than he thought. He later took time off his numerous mainstream commitments to seek the Lord and as he developed an intimate fellowship with the Holy Spirit, He realized that music was more than an item to fill a space in time but was a fundamental tool in the praise and worship of the Lord.
Soon after, a music ministry was born and for Nathaniel, the main thrust was WORSHIP – Music of heaven – one that ministered exclusively to the Lord.
He currently serves as the director of music at the RCCG; The King’s Court. He writes, sings and produces his own music and records with diverse groups of musicians. He is popularly known to have released powerful anointed songs that have blessed the lives of many accross the world.