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Prayer for leaders better than condemnation - GG

Published:Monday | January 25, 2016 | 1:00 AM
Governor General Sir Patrick Allen

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has commended the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee (NLPB) for calling the Church together in prayer for the nation's leaders rather than condemning and berating them. The Governor General. who is patron of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee, stressed that for the past three decades, under three different Governors General and with Victoria Mutual Building Society as its sponsor, the committee has called on Jamaicans to petition God for mercy and grace and for wisdom for its leaders.

"What I like about this group is that it recognises that leaders are not perfect, so rather than condemning and berating them in the public space for perceived failings, they instead publicly pray for our leaders," he said. "This is a model that can be emulated by all citizens of Jamaica and in all sectors," he added.