President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that Nigerians have stopped praying and trusting God for a better country.
The president revealed this at the 11th National Prayer Breakfast organized by the Christian Legislators Fellowship of the National Assembly with the theme “Faith in a time of crisis.”
The president, represented by the Permanent Secretary, General Services Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr. Maurice Mbaeri, revealed that there is hope for Nigeria, but some Nigerian have stopped praying to God and instead are now playing God.
The president stated that some Nigerians are questioning God’s ability to solve the present crisis in the economy.
He said: “The theme of this year’s national prayer breakfast, ‘Faith in the Time of Crisis’, clearly speaks to what we need as individuals and as a collective in these times when most Nigerians seem to have forgotten their faith because it appears that we are facing insurmountable hurdles. However, in actual fact, a good number of Nigerians have taken over the role of God by failing to place their trust in Him and placing it entirely on themselves and other men. Of course, it is very difficult to keep faith in times of crisis, especially when all we think we can do and agree as humans, and most especially policy makers, is not yielding the desired results of calming the stormy waves.
“As such we begin to ask God, where are you? We begin to debate whether there is need to trust God. I am confident that this keynote address that has been delivered by the Presiding Bishop, Living Faith Goshen City Abuja, Bishop David Abioye has encapsulated these thoughts in a more elaborate and succinct manner and further encourages us all on how to keep our faith in times of crisis.
“Our hope is in God Almighty and our strength is in his will concerning us and that is why we are confident that these prayers are not in vain but will work out for our good as a people and as a nation. Prayer is a source of strength regardless of religion and it brings forth solutions at all times. In our multi-layered society where there is an obvious combination of various tribes and religions, it is fair to say that we believe that sincere prayer would bring about the desired change and betterment of our families, local communities and of course the society at large.”