ByÂ Ben Agande
The President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, Thursday, expressed optimism that despite the challenges the country is going through, God will intervene in a positive way.
Senator David Mark spoke yesterday morning during a prayer session organised by staff of the office of the Senate President at the St. Mulumba’s Catholic Church, Apo, Abuja, to commemorate his 62nd birthday.
While calling on Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for the country, Mark said despite the challenges and difficult times the country is facing, â€œI am hopeful that God will see us through.â€
He expressed confidence that the prayers and fasting by Nigerians, especially during Easter would not go in vain, adding that only supplication to God could ensure that the countryâ€™s leaders do not fall into temptation that they go through every day.
â€œThere is no gift that is bigger than the gift of prayers. Pray for those you love and those around you. Politicians go through a lot of temptations, countless in number, it is only through our support, fasting and prayers that they can survive and triumph.
â€œI am certain that our prayers for the country, our leaders during the Easter celebration will not go in vain to seeing Nigeria through. All we need as a nation is prayers that God in His infinite mercies should help our land.â€
The presiding priest, Reverend Father Jerome Bello, in his message, urged Nigerians to have faith and believe in the country as a way to invoke Godâ€™s intervention to every aspect of the nationâ€™s plight.
He said; â€œGod wants us to demonstrate our faith for our miracles to happen. We should also believe in ourselves to overcome any obstacles on our ways. Miracles are not automatic, it happens when we play our own part of faith.â€
Dignitaries at the event included INEC Chairman,Â Professor Maurice Iwu; Minister of Environment, Mr. John Odey; Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs. Josephine Anenih; Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Mrs. Josephine Tapgun and Minister of State forÂ Information and Communications, Mr. Labaran Maku.