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Australian election: Scott Morrison cries while addressing his church in Sutherland


Scott Morrison breaks down in tears as he addresses the crowd at the Hillsong-style mega-church and talks about his call from Jesus before sharing his final message as Prime Minister: ‘I will triumph in the Lord’

  • Scott Morrison struggled to keep his cool while addressing his church
  • He lost the federal election on Saturday night – conceding to Anthony Albanese
  • Mr Morrison was delighted with the last speech he would give while the Prime Minister was in church
  • Anthony Albanese will be sworn in as Prime Minister on Monday morning

Outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison broke down in tears as he read passages from the Bible to congregants in Sydney after his historic election defeat.

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

On Sunday morning, Mr Morrison struggled to keep his composure while addressing the audience at Horizon Church, a Pentecostal church in the Sutherland Shire, in the south of the city.

“Whether you’re a prime minister, a pastor, running a business, teaching in schools, working in the police, it doesn’t matter,” he told the crowd.

“We are all called to trust and obey. And it is the life of faith to which He calls us. It’s how we live our faith every day, whatever your job, and express it in the way you do it.

Outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison breaks down in tears as he addresses his church (pictured)

To his fellow churchmen he said: “You have given us a great base from which to walk what has been a very difficult walk, I have to tell you, for the past four years.

“I’m very happy that the last thing I say as Prime Minister is here, so I’m not going to trust my own words.

Mr. Morrison collected his thoughts before quoting from Habakkuk 3:17.

“Even if the fig tree does not flower and there is no fruit on the vines, if the yield of the olive tree is low and if the fields do not produce food, even if the herd is cut off from the sheepfold and there are no cattle in the stalls, but I will triumph in the Lord,” he read.

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

Australian election: Scott Morrison cries while addressing his church in Sutherland

Australian election: Scott Morrison cries while addressing his church in Sutherland

The Morrisons returned to Kirribilli House on Sunday after the election (pictured)

Australian election: Scott Morrison cries while addressing his church in Sutherland

Scott Morrison (pictured at Horizon Church on Sunday) said in 2019: ‘I’ve always believed in miracles’

He then read a passage from the book of Micah: “As for me, I will watch over the Lord. I will wait for the God of my salvation,” he quoted.

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

Mr Morrison added: ‘God bless Australia. May God bless our community. And may God continue to bless this wonderful family of churches.

The crowd cheered as he exited the stage.

The future former Australia leader said after his 2019 win over Bill Shorten: “I’ve always believed in miracles.”

Australian election: Scott Morrison cries while addressing his church in Sutherland

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

Australian election: Scott Morrison cries while addressing his church in Sutherland

Anthony Albanese (pictured with Penny Wong, girlfriend Jodie and son Nathan) won the 2022 election against Scott Morrison

News polls gave Mr Shorten, then a Labor leader, the top job, but Mr Morrison took it by a landslide victory.

While his speech at the Fullerton Hotel in Sydney’s former GPO on Saturday night was a grim affair, the father-of-two said he still believed in miracles.

“Three years ago I stood before you and said I believed in miracles. I still believe in miracles,” he said, referring to his wife Jenny and daughters Abbey and Lily.

It was initially thought Labor would only win a minority government – with figures hovering around 72 seats on Saturday night, four below the target of 76.

However, that figure rose to 77 on Sunday morning, meaning Mr Albanese’s party will not have to form a government with “teal” independents and the Greens.

Mr Albanese will be sworn in as Prime Minister on Monday.

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