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


Scott Morrison breaks down in tears while addressing the crowd at Hillsong-style megachurch and speaks out about his call from Jesus before sharing his final message as Prime Minister: ‘I will triumph in the Lord’

  • Scott Morrison struggled to maintain composure while addressing his church 
  • He lost the federal election on Saturday night – conceding to Anthony Albanese
  • Mr Morrison was pleased the last speech he would give as PM was at church

Outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison breaks down in tears as he addresses his church in Sydney following his landmark election loss.

The soon-to-be 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, Mr Morrison struggled to maintain composure while addressing the audience at Horizon Church, a Pentecostal church in the Sutherland Shire, in Sydney’s south.

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

‘We’re each called to trust and obey. And that’s the life of faith He calls us to. That’s how we live our faith each and every day, regardless of what your job is, and to express it in how you do that.’

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

To his fellow churchgoers, he said: ‘You’ve given us a great foundation from which we could walk what has been a very difficult walk, I’ve got to tell you, over the last four years.

‘I’m very pleased that the last thing I say as PM is here. So I’m not going to rely on my own words.’

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

‘Even if the fig tree does not blossom, and there is no fruit on the vines, if the yield of the olive fails and if the fields produce no food, even if the flock is cut off 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 he lost the 2022 election

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

He then read a passage from the book of Micah: ‘As for me, I will be on the watch for the Lord. I will wait for the God of my salvation,’ he quoted.

‘My God will hear me. Do not rejoice over me, enemy of mine. Though I fall, I will rise. Though I live in darkness, the Lord is a light for me.’

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

The crowd applauded as he left the stage. 

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