Literally, vigil is the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes but vigils in Nigeria has been hijacked by insecurity.
Since this religious rite is often held all through the night, the mind of the congregation tends to be divided due to fear of attacks that could be lunched on them even while in the church.
Here are 4 reasons you should consider before deciding to attend a vigil in your church.
1. Violent attack
A young lady violently attacked by a masked man.
Going for a vigil could make your lives vulnerable to attacks from terrorists, hoodlums and gangsters. It is likely to be a potential place for suicide bombers to lunch their attack since it is in the middle of the night.
When you have divided attention towards your communion with God then the primary aim of the vigil has been alternated. The congregation’s mind is filled with doubting questions, “what if I die?” What if…
And with an unsettled mind, you cannot serve the Lord.
Man attacked due to insecurity
The church of God is no longer seen as a sanctuary because of the atrocities of crime recorded at vigils. You cannot even entrust your personal belongings to your seat partners.