The cleric gave the advice at the 2018 42nd Annual Maulud and Special Prayer for Nigeria, organised by Darikar Tijjaniyya Movement at the National Mosque, in Abuja on Friday.
He said it was only frequent payers that could help Nigeria tackle terrorism, incidence of kidnapping, armed robbery, farmers/herdsmen clashes and other social vices in the country.
He said that prayer was a very important tool to addressing any societal malady, adding that both Islam and Christianity had clearly recognised the power of prayers.
Bauchi recalled that it was the power of prayer that helped Nigerian government under the retired Gen. Yakubu Gowon to overcome the civil war, adding that prayer was the greatest weapon of believers.
He, however, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the success recorded by his administration in the ongoing counter insurgency operation and the fight against corruption in the country.
Buhari, represented by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu. commended leader of Tijjaniya for his contribution to peace building and sustenance in the country.
Earlier, Malam Shehu El-Ibrahim, the Chairman Organising Committee of the programme, said the event was part of efforts of the group to enhance peace and tranquility in the country.
He said Nigeria needed prayer now more than any other period because of the numerous security challenges facing the country.
He restated readiness of the group to continue to prayer for the peace, progress and development of Nigeria, adding that without peace there would no meaningful development in the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that many members of the movement converged at the Abuja National Mosque to attend the 42nd Annual Maulud of Tijjaniyya.