A Nigerian missionary priest, Fr. Kelvin Ugwu, working in Gambia, has conveyed to his followers that prayers alone cannot fix issues related to refineries or bring stability to the nation’s economy.
Fr, Ugwu expressed this viewpoint in a recent post on his verified Facebook page.
The clergyman explained that some church leaders, including himself, advocate for good governance because people frequently approach them for prayers and seek hope and encouragement to endure the hardships and scarcities within the country.
He emphasized that ineffective governmental policies can exacerbate existing problems.
In his words, “The practice of relying on church ministers or priests to offer continuous prayers and inspiration for coping with the challenges and scarcities in the country is precisely why we stress the importance of good governance. The reality is that prayers alone cannot repair refineries or bring about economic stability.
You might organize a ten-day crusade centered on lifting people out of poverty and providing them opportunities, you might engage in fasting and fervent nighttime prayers, but if even one misguided policy is implemented… you will witness how those who once had opportunities available to them find themselves devoid of any paths forward.””
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