President Edgar Lungu has called on the church to continue praying for the nation ahead of the 2016 general elections.
President Lungu says the church has a vital role to play in preserving peace, love and harmony.
The President was speaking during Mass at Saint Regina Catholic Church in Chawama Constituency in Lusaka.
President Lungu also encouraged the church to continue engaging government on various governance issues.
The President has however, urged all those aspiring for the country’s leadership to put God first.
And Saint Regina Catholic Church parish priest, Steven Mwape said Christians must promote love and unity.
Father Mwape said forgiveness, love and reconciliation must be practiced this year.
He however, implored government to consider educating Zambians more on the hike in electricity tariffs and constitution making process.
And 12-year-old Dorothy Ngwira who preached during the service called on the nation to seek God’s face for the sake of peace, love and harmony.
Dorothy who stunned the congregants with her preaching said Zambians should be role models if peace and love is to be nurtured and sustained in the country.