He said: "Two months ago, Rivers State was on the front pages of most newspapers over cult related killings. Today, the state has been able to contain the situation and we are experiencing relative peace.
"But for the prayers of the Christian faithful, where will Nigeria and Rivers State be? We can give all security agencies the logistics that they need, without God there is nothing they can do".
He said Nigeria requires fervent prayers for the developmental and security challenges facing the country to be resolved.
The governor said that once those in authority take actions that will benefit majority of the people, crime and criminality will be drastically reduced.
Wife of the Governor, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike in her prayer for prodigal children, prayed God to touch the hearts of children and youths, so that they follow the path of peace and righteousness.
In his homily on the theme of the prayer rally, "I will heal their land", Catholic Bishop of Port Harcourt, Most Rev. Dr. Camillus Etokudoh said that the country is living in perilous times, hence the need for prayers.
He said God is able to defend the defenceless by divinely intervening at the point of the People's needs.
The Catholic Bishop called for repentance so that God can heal the country and Rivers State. He noted that seeking God's face is necessary in the midst of insecurity and conflict.
The One Day Prayer Rally for peace and security in Nigeria was attended by leaders of different denominations of the Christendom.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
22nd July, 2016.