Pastor Raphael Sunday of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Lafia, Nasarawa state, on Sunday urged Nigerians, especially those in public office and civil service not to use current recession to engage in corrupt practices.
Instead, he advised that people should remain faithful and prayerful to ensure that the economic challenge was o0vercome.
According to Sunday in his sermon entitled “Exaltation and Elevation by Righteousness’’, it is through faithfulness, righteousness and prayer that the country could overcome all of its problems.
“In this season, the tendency to compromise and give in to the antics of the devil is very high.
“However, as Christians and Nigerians, we need to be more faithful now than ever for God to hear our prayer and heal our land of all forms of challenges,’’ he said.
He encouraged Christian faithful and all Nigerians to see the current economic challenges in the country as a phase that would soon be over.
The cleric charged the congregation to desist from castigating leaders, and support and pray for them to succeed in their task of leadership and governance.
“The Bible admonishes us to always pray for our leaders and so anything short of that will be considered as sin before God,’’ he added.