The Governor of Delta state Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged religious leaders to pray fervently for the revival of the nation’s fortunes.
The Governor gave the charge at the weekend in Asaba during the 50th birthday thanksgiving service of the founder of Pasture Of Life Ministry, Bishop Jude Akhere.
He also noted that the church has a duty to pray for the country and its leaders during these challenging times and to impart the gospel in the youths.
“The church must pray fervently for the nation, for the revival of its fortunes. The church has a lot of roles to play in the country, we need to pray for the nation to get out of where we are today, pray for things that will impact on the nation and turn it around,” he said.
“The church having helped to build the nation must impart the gospel in the youths, give them hope that tomorrow will be better than today and we will overcome the challenges, he added.
He charged the church to always tell leaders the truth in all situations as that would help the growth of the nation, asserting that “when politicians go wrong you must tell them the truth.”
Senator Okowa commended Bishop Akhere on his birthday and charged him to continue to pray for the nation, the people and the church while joining stakeholders to win more souls for Christ.
Earlier, Rev Goodwill Adogho, of Word of Grace Ministry, Agbor in a sermon said that attaining the golden age of 50 was worth giving thanks to God for, while Apostle Moses Grandeur admonished Christians to continue to give as “giving is a proof that you love God, you have conquered greed, that you want more as givers are not greedy people.”
Bishop Akhere in his remarks thanked God for His mercies and grace on his life and promised to continue to win souls for the Lord.
The thanksgiving service was attended by the member representing Oshimili/Aniocha Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Onyeamechi Mrakpor, top government functionaries and clergy men from within and outside the state.