- Nigerians, especially Christians have been asked to pray for President Buhari instead of criticising him
- According to Father Julian, a Catholice priest, the president and other political leaders need prayers to overcome the challenges facing the country
- He noted that being a leader was not an easy task
A Catholic priest, Rev Fr Julian Ibe, has urged Christians and Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and political leaders, for wisdom to overcome the challenges confronting the country.
Ibe made the call in his homily at St Charles Lwanga Parish, Apo on Sunday, April 22, in Abuja, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com notes that Ibe, a priest of Zaria Diocese, said Christians should learn to pray for their political and spiritual leaders instead of criticising them.
He said: “Pray for the president, no matter how you feel about his performance because it is difficult to be a leader.
“Leaders at times are surrounded by sycophants and they do not know who is telling them the truth or not. Please, whenever you have the opportunity to work with politicians, make sure you tell the truth.
“Also, pray for your pastors that they will follow the example of Jesus, the good Shepherd, instead of following their personal desires which lead them astray."
He, however, urged leaders to emulate Jesus Christ and sacrifice for their followers and those under them.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) urged Nigerians to sustain their prayers over President Muhammadu Buhari and the country.
The president of the association, Samson Ayokunle, said CAN rejoiced with the first family on the return of President Buhari.
In a statement signed by Adebayo Oladeji, the spokesperson to the CAN president, the association also congratulated Buhari on his return after spending 51 days on a medical vacation in the United Kingdom.
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