Zambians are today observing the National day of prayer and fasting that was called by President Edgar Lungu.
In Lusaka, hundreds of people flocked into the Show Grounds main arena where the prayers will be conducted from 13hrs to the break of the fast at 18:00 hours.
First Republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda is expected to release a fatherly blessing on President Lungu and President Lungu in turn is expected to release a blessing to the nation by way of releasing a dove in the show grounds.
The Head of State is also expected to deliver a speech in the Showground’s as he joins other Zambians in praying for God’s intervention in the affairs of the nation.
President Lungu declared today, October 18, 2015 a day of repentance, fasting and prayer in response to the overwhelming requests that ordinary citizens and clergy from all denominations had made.
A check by QFM News in Lusaka found most bars, pubs and public places, including restaurants and fast-food outlets, closed in a spirit to enable members of the public to dedicate their time in passionate prayer and fasting.
Meanwhile huge rainbow ring around the sun could be seen in Lusaka today since morning.Christians believe this is a sign from God of a covenant, a new dawn upon Zambia.
This halo around the sun is also known as a 22 degree halo or a sun halo, the ring is caused by sunlight passing through ice crystals in cirrus clouds within the Earth’s atmosphere.There’s an old weather saying: ring around the moon means rain soon. There’s truth to this saying, because high cirrus clouds often come before a storm. Notice in these photos that the sky looks fairly clear. After all, you can see the sun or moon. And yet halos are a sign of high thin cirrus clouds drifting 20,000 feet or more above our heads.
These clouds contain millions of tiny ice crystals. The halos you see are caused by both refraction, or splitting of light, and also by reflection, or glints of light from these ice crystals. The crystals have to be oriented and positioned just so with respect to your eye, in order for the halo to appear.
That’s why, like rainbows, halos around the sun – or moon – are personal. Everyone sees their own particular halo, made by their own particular ice crystals, which are different from the ice crystals making the halo of the person standing next to you.