Founder of the Love of Christ Generation Church, Reverend Esther Ajayi, also known as Iya Adura, has urged Christians to back their prayers with action by exercising their civic duties and voting to install their preferred leaders in the forthcoming general elections.
While speaking on the forthcoming election , the popular cleric said while prayers are good, it is not enough to give Nigeria good leaders.
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She said only by voting good leaders through the Permanent Voter Card, PVC, is the one way Nigerians can choose a good leader.
“PVC is your power, don’t lose it. Go and vote. That’s the only way you can change whoever is leading. At least your conscience tells you that you’ve got to vote. So, go and vote!.”
She added: “Prayer will help you. Prayer is important, but when you carry out the practical aspect of prayer it enhances the prayer, and makes it go straight to God,” she quipped.
She described 2023: as the ‘year of possessing my possessions, and admonished Christians to be more graceful, and loving. The cleric
quoted the Bible, citing love as the principal virtue.
She called on Christians to develop and nurture relationships because that is what Christ would do.
“ You should be mindful of acquaintances with ulterior motives, but as much as possible have peace with all men. There is a place for healthy interpersonal relationships. That’s what Hebrews 12:14 tells us” she said.
She also averred that globally, times are hard. But in response to the economic difficulty, Christians ought to stay prayerful and try to improve on their approach to evolving innovations and technologies.
“Times are changing fast, and the unemployment rate is increasing. Even well-educated people are finding it difficult to get jobs, and this puts extra strains on families. But with prayers and the right attitude to emerging fields and current technologies, I’m sure Nigerians will have better chances in 2023,” she said.