There is a general saying that prayers without hard work would not solve a nation’s problems. But most African countries, in recent years, have proven to have none of that.
When faced with tough economic troubles, their leaders turn to prayers for a miracle to change the situation instead of tackling the matter head-on with prudent initiatives and other financial measures.
They even go as far as ordering a shutdown of other activities for a daily or a weekly national prayer for divine intervention.
Prayers are good, but critics say they won’t change a country’s economic position if they are not backed with hard work. The following leaders disagree and have once proposed prayers in times of economic difficulties: