Pray for peace, christians admonished
From Akinnodi Francis, Ore
A Catholic Priest of Ondo Diocese, Rev. Fr. Stephen Akinnusoye has urged Nigerians to pray ceaselessly for their leaders to enable them overcome leadership challenges.
Akinnusoye, in a chat with The Hope on Tuesday in Ore urged Christians to remain steadfast and pray for continued peace and unity of the country.
The cleric, who expressed optimism in the future of the country, said that the challenges the country was facing would soon end and urged Christians to remain committed, prayerful and focused.
He said: “Jesus Christ was born at the time when ignorance, superstition, greed, hatred and hypocrisy prevailed upon the land. Purity was forgotten and morality was neglected.
“A Saviour was needed to rescue us from difficult and dangerous situation, even as we also have restlessness, economic woes, wars, unemployment, security challenges and corruption in our country today.
“As Christians, we must do things with the fear of God and remember to live everyday of our lives for Christ and worship Him in Spirit and in truth.
“We should not be confused because confusion is associated with fear. Let us allow God to lead us. The God that has brought us this far in our dear country, Nigeria is saying, Fear Not”.
He said leaders needed prayers to be on the right track adding that we must all rely on God for a better Nigeria.
“Consequently, I urge all of us to avoid anything that can result in disaster, calamity and also disorderliness and go all out for peace by imbibing tolerance, forgiveness and forbearance,” he added.