President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday in Abuja, thanked Christians for their prayers for the nation under his watch and urged them to continue.
The President noted that Nigeria’s challenges would have been worse without the prayers and spiritual support from pastors and Christians, because of the negative things happening around the world.
President Jonathan was speaking when he worshipped at the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Garki, Abuja on Sunday.
“If you watch television, both local and foreign, we always have negative news as breaking news. We have our fair share of those negative news but your prayers have been helping, if not for your prayers, it would have been worse. We will get over our challenges. I urge you to continue to pray for the nation,” he said.
Jonathan also thanked the officiating Pastor, Dr Paul Enenche for his consistent support and prayers for the administration and the country and urged the Dunamis family and Christians at large to continue praying for the nation.
” I thank the pastor and his wife for their spiritual work for this nation. Scientific way of healing is not always enough, we need spiritual healing too. Even after any major operation, you are told to come for periodic check up, may be every three months because medical or scientific help is not always complete. Spiritual help is total. So, I thank the pastor and the church on behalf of the country ” he said.
The President who noted that ” the happiest people in the world are not the ones with big names” advised the congregation that if they are privileged to be wealthy or hold the highest position in the land, they should use the privilege to serve God.
The President, who on normal weeks attend Sunday Church Service at the State House Chapel, used the opportunity to announce to the congregation that he had ordered that every last sunday of every month, he would go round different churches in Abuja in order to fraternize with other Christians and appreciate them for their prayers.
Dr Paul Enenche prayed for the President for him to be able to take ‘rugged’ decisions at the right time which are in the fear of God and rule of law, irrespective of whose ox is gored.
He prayed for divine protection and guidance for the President and his cabinet.
The Clergy also prayed that the 2015 election should not end in war or destruction, praying further that anyone who is not of God should not smell the highest position in the land.
– Daily Times