Cleric’s wife urges parents to pray for children
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
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