BY BABAGANA K. M, MAY 09, 2022 | 09:47 AM
A Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Joseph Obada, has advised Christians to put more effort in personal devotions, meditation and reflection with God.
Obada, the Associate Priest of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Nyanya, Abuja, who gave the advice at a Holy mass on Sunday, said with prayers, people would be better placed to hear God’s message.
“We need to put more effort in our prayers to qualify as a sheep in the Lord’s vineyard and enter into God’s kingdom,” he said.
According to him, most Christians with a lukewarm attitude when it comes to prayer to God, need to make more efforts in their relationship with God.
“When one reads the Bible, it is a key to enter into the kingdom of God; people need to cultivate the habit of reading the book of God constantly,” he said.
Obada said the best investment for the kingdom of God was to read the holy bible, listen to God, pray to be able to understand God’s message.
He said: “God speaks to the mind and so Christians should pay more attention to their hearts while praying in a quiet place.
Obada, who took his sermon from the book of John 10: 27-28, said: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
“And I give unto them eternal life and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”
He called on Christians to always mediate on the word of God to be able to worship Him properly.
“God promises that we can gain wisdom and understanding when we listen to Him. To listen to God, we must first be open and willing to receive His word,” he said.
According to him, God promises that “we can gain wisdom and understanding when we listen to Him”.
Obada said to listen to God, Christians must first be open and willing to receive His word.
Conflict Reporting is dangerous and risky. Our reporters constantly face life-threatening challenges, sometimes surviving ambushes, kidnap attempts and attacks by the whiskers as they travel and go into communities to get authentic and firsthand information. But we dare it every day, nonetheless, in order to keep you informed of the true situation of the victims, the trends in the conflicts and ultimately help in peace building processes. But these come at huge cost to us. We are therefore appealing to you to help our cause by donating to us through any of the following means. You can also donate working tools, which are even more primary to our work. We thank you sincerely as you help our cause.
Alternatively, you can also email us on
email@example.com or message us
via +234 803 931 7767
15 June 2023