Cleric’s wife urges parents to pray for children

  • Posted on: 12 March 2018
  • By: editor

By Ummi Ismaeel,



Parents have been challenged not to give up in the task of praying for

their children to become not only responsible, law-abiding citizens

free from becoming social misfit but to becoming the pride of

tomorrow’s Nigeria.

Christian mothers were also advised to persevere in whatever difficulties they face in bringing up disciplined children

by prayerfully asking God to intervene and keep their homes instead of

divorcing their husbands thereby having negative consequences on their


 The wife of the Vicar, Saint Andrew’s Anglican Church, Sabon-Gari,

Minna, Mrs. Gladys Ijeoma Mgbemena, gave the advice in an interview

after the 2018 Mothering Sunday thanksgiving service.

 Mrs. Mgbemena, who is the Women’s District President, Mothers’ Union,

Women’s Guild and Girls’ Guild, Diocese of Minna (Anglican Communion),

reminded Christian women in particular about their God-giveresponsibility of building the homes, a task they must not fail.

  On the year’s Mothering Sunday service with the theme, “I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ”, Gladys Mgbemena argued that

cases of divorce among Christians were becoming worrisome and therefore

called for prayers for God’s intervention.

 “As mothers, let us not relegate our God-given role of building decent

homes for a better society. Building homes with the fear of God will

translate into a better society we all will be proud of,” she said.

  The Minna District President of Mothers’ Union however blamed negative

characters common to present day children to social media and peer

groups and therefore urged mothers to always be friendly with their

children so that they can open up to them when faced with such

negative tendencies.