Over 50,000 Christians in Singapore gathered to pray for the growing unity among churches and within the nation at yesterday’s Jubilee Day of Prayer event.
According to Singapore newspaper Today, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, President Tony Tan and his wife, Mary Tan, as well as Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen were also among the crowd at the Singapore Sports Hub.
The event was co-organised by the National Council of Churches in Singapore (NCCS) and the Evangelical Fellowship of Singapore.
According to Channel NewsAsia, Prime Minister Lee paid tribute to the Protestant community for their role in building Singapore over the past 50 years, especially in education and social services. He also thanked church leaders for respecting Singapore’s multiracial, multi-religious society.
Mr Lee said that while Singapore is a secular country, many of its people are deeply religious and take their faiths seriously.
He said the Government considers this a “good thing”, as it has given the country the right values and a moral compass.
(Source: Jubilee Day of Prayer Facebook page)