Pray for Nigeria – AS the country battles the current economic recession, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Senate President are expected to join Christian legislators in the National Assembly including the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara to offer prayers for the economic recovery of the country.
This year’s prayer session, which is the 7th annual National Prayer Breakfast organised by the Christian lawmakers, is expected to hold at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, has the theme Tree and its fruits: Is yours a blessing or a curse to Nigeria.
Briefing journalists yesterday, President of Christian Legislators Fellowship, Senator Barnabas Gemade, who was flanked by the Senior Special Assistant to the President Buhari, Senator Ita Enang and other members of the forum said that its motivation was to inspire righteousness and godliness in leadership.
Senator Gemade restated the need for leaders in the country to uphold righteousness as a virtue in the discharge of their duties, adding that the prayer breakfast was also aimed at building bridges of unity and engenders harmony and progress.
He explained that the national prayer breakfast was a world known event and a non denominational gathering for market place Christians to honour and praise God. ‘according to him, “Hence we intend to offer prayers to God to perfect all that concerns us as a nation and usher us into a new beginning in this season.
“It will be a cherished opportunity that reminds us that no matter how much responsibility we have or how fancy our titles or how much power we think we hold, we are imperfect vessels. “In a chaotic world with various challenges, crisis situations, hard struggles and sufferings, we need God.”
Gemade further said that apart from President Buhari and the senator Saraki who will lead the leadership of the National Assembly to the event, other dignitaries expected will be ministers, members of the diplomatic corps; leaders in political, religious and economic spheres of the national life. “We pray that many patriotic nationals will join us as we pray to God of all creation to direct our noble cause,” he stated.