Newly elected Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison prayed this month at a Christian conference for more of “the love of God” for his country.
While on the stage in front of thousands, Morrison prayed for an end to the drought plaguing Australia. “Lord, we just pray for rain: That your rain would fall on this nation,” he said, according to Faithwire. “Lord, that you will restore those communities, and that you will see a prosperity in this nation from the rain. What this country needs more than anything is the love of God,” he added.
The country has also been embroiled with controversy over religious freedom, centering on former Australian National Rugby player Israel Folau. Earlier this year, Christian Headlines reported that the outspoken star was fired for his posts denouncing homosexuality. He has since filed a lawsuit against the league for religious discrimination.
Morrison comforted his audience with his commitment to protect religious freedom. “We’ll do what we must do from a legislative point of view and the law,” he said. “There’s a lot of talk about our freedoms as Christians in this country and they should be protected.”
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Source: Christian Headlines