First Lady Urges Nigerians To Pray For Peace During Easter

The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has urged Nigerians, particularly Christians and women, to pray for the peace and economic prosperity of the country. 


Jonathan’s plea was contained in an Easter message  issued  in Abuja on Saturday and signed by her Media Assistant, Mr Ayo Adewuyi.

She called on Nigerians to imbibe the virtues of   love, peace and tolerance, saying these  were  the attributes of  Jesus Christ.

Jonathan  also urged Nigerians  to seek the face of  God  as the Federal Government endeavoured  to tackle the current challenges facing the nation. ‎

‘’Let me remind Nigerians, particularly the women, of the exploits of Esther through prayers when the children of Israel were faced with many challenges and how the Lord intervened to save the Israelites,’’ she said.

She urged  Nigerians not to leave the task of nation building to President Goodluck Jonathan alone but to support him with prayers and intercessions in order to secure divine  favour for  the country under his leadership. ‎

The Easter period, she added, should be used  to pray  for leaders to obtain  wisdom to continue to provide purposeful leadership for the nation’s peace, progress and stability.‎

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