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Australian election: Scott Morrison tears up while addressing his church in Sutherland

Scott Morrison breaks down in tears as he addresses the crowd at the Hillsong-style megachurch and speaks about his call from Jesus before sharing his final message as prime minister: “I will triumph in the Lord.”

  • Scott Morrison struggled to maintain his composure as he headed to his church
  • He lost the federal election on Saturday night, losing to Anthony Albanese.
  • Mr. Morrison was pleased that the last speech he would give as prime minister would be in church.

Outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison breaks down in tears on his way to his church in Sydney after his historic election defeat.

The future former Liberal leader conceded defeat to Labor’s Anthony Albanese on Saturday night, marking the end of his party’s nine-year reign.

On Sunday morning, Morrison struggled to keep his composure as he addressed the audience at Horizon Church, a Pentecostal church in Sutherland Shire, south of Sydney.

“If you’re a prime minister, a pastor, you run a business, you teach in schools, you work in the police force, it doesn’t matter,” he told the crowd.

We are all called to trust and obey. And that is the life of faith to which He calls us. This is how we live our faith every day, regardless of what his work is, and express it in how he does it.’

Outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison breaks down in tears on his way to his church (pictured)

Outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison breaks down in tears on his way to his church (pictured)

To his fellow parishioners, he said, ‘You have given us a great base from which to walk what has been a very difficult path, I have to tell you, for the last four years.

‘I am very happy that the last thing I say as prime minister is here. So I’m not going to trust my own words.

Morrison collected his thoughts before citing a passage from Habakkuk 3:17.

“Even though the fig tree does not blossom, and there is no fruit on the vines, though the fruit of the olive tree fails, and the fields produce no food, though the sheep are taken from the fold and there are no cattle in the stalls, yet I will triumph in the Lord.” , he read.

‘I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.’

Scott Morrison is pictured with his wife and daughters on Saturday night, after losing the 2022 election.

Scott Morrison is pictured with his wife and daughters on Saturday night, after losing the 2022 election.

Then he read a passage from the book of Micah: ‘As for me, I will watch over the Lord. I will hope in the God of my salvation,’ he quoted.

‘My God will hear me. Do not rejoice over me, my enemy. Even if I fall, I will get up. Although I live in darkness, the Lord is a light to me.’

Morrison added: ‘God bless Australia. May God bless our community. And may God continue to show his favor to this wonderful church family.’

The audience applauded when he left the stage.

Albanese will be sworn in as prime minister on Monday.

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