The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Wednesday that Nigerians need to pray more for the country to overcome its numerous challenges.
Lawan stated this while receiving a delegation of the Christian Legislators’ Fellowship of the National Assembly in Abuja.
The delegation led by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, invited Lawan to the 10th National Prayer Breakfast slated for October 31 at the International Conference Center, Abuja.
The Senate president said the prayer breakfast was timely and urged all to first seek the face of God for answered prayers ahead of the programme.
Lawan said: “Today, we face serious security challenges. Where we have security agencies that are mandated to ensure that we are secured and protected. If nothing, we should pray for them that they are able to perform well.
“It is not only in empowering them with weapons; the power of God is beyond weapons. I’m sure that all people of faith will continue to pray for our security agencies to protect us.”
The Senate president, who also mentioned challenges in the economy, said as leaders, “we have the responsibility to ensure that we continue to provide leadership, to continue to seek the intervention of God in the way and manner that we lead our people.
“We have to do whatever we can to be as truthful, transparent and accountable to our people.”
This, he said, requires the guidance of God, adding that nobody can achieve anything without the blessings and mercies of the Almighty God.
“I believe that this country needs prayers and that this country needs unity amongst all faith. We all worship one God, and He is the only way through which we can have our country led properly,” the Senate president concluded.
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