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Sumaili encourages participation in Day of Prayer celebrations



Government has called on cross sections of society who include political parties, civil society organisations and the general public, not to shun the National Day of Prayer, Fasting, Repentance and reconciliation, set for October 18, 2019.

Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili said the National Day of Prayer is not a Patriotic Front event, but a church driven national day for prayer and reconciliation.

Reverend Sumaili said political parties and other stakeholders should not refuse invitations from the church, who have been mandated to organise and prepare the prayers.

She said the national day of Prayer, Fasting and reconciliation is church driven and that government is only facilitating, to ensure that preparations are done without logistical hindrances.

The Minister further explained that the national day of prayer offers politicians an opportunity to bury their differences and reconcile with their political opponents.

Reverend Sumaili disclosed that President Lungu is ready to meet with any opposition politician and civil society activists unconditionally to reconcile and reflect on the needs of the country.

She added that in the wake of climate change, the country needs to come together on this National Prayer day and humble itself and seek God on the Day of Prayer, Fasting, Repentance and Reconciliation.

The Minister disclosed that President Edgar Lungu will grace the National Day of Prayer activities at the show grounds in Lusaka while Vice President Inonge Wina will officiate and attend the prayers in Ndola, on the Copperbelt Province.

The day of prayer will be held under the theme “Receiving Times of Refreshing from the presence of the Lord through Reconciliation with one another and the environment for a prosperous Zambia.”

And Independent Churches of Zambia (ICOZ) Board Chairperson David Masupa said the 2019 National Day of Prayer, Fasting and Repentance is unique in that the country is faced with climate change and a resurgence of political violence.

Bishop Masupa said Zambians need to find the will, strength and conviction to reconcile with each other and seek God in order to unleash blessings on the land.

The Clergyman acknowledged that while government has put in place macro-economic measures to address the power deficit and curb political violence, there is need for Zambians as a people and a Christian nation to repent and pray to God to intervene.

Bishop Masupa said a lot of Zambians are faced with hunger as a result of the drought, as well as reduced economic production, due to reduced electricity generation caused by the adverse effects of climate change.


  1. what are we praying for? awe bane ,lets not play with God. God is holy, and we are called to worship him in truth and in spirit. are you holy?

  2. Life is really tough in Zambia where no one has had the courage to advise this minister to be real. It is difficult to think she lives with an intelligent person who would have spoken out in the days past. The lengths people go to live well, but this should not be in the name of God who is for all.

  3. Which church?
    Church of the corrupt, thieves, hypocrites, murderers, self appointed bishops, fake prophets?
    Which one?

  4. The problem is Lungu a person who has even tried to lead a christian life declared this day. What he is doing to his opponents is unchristian. So this day has never found meaning in the minds of most people. This day is for the cadres of the PF.

  5. “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me” Psalm 66:18(kjv)
    A very corrupt government that’s been robbing citizens calling for prayer.

  6. God-Fridah you pray for your own soul and that of your fellow ministers, you definitely all need repentance and forgiveness.
    Don’t involve the poor Zambians into repenting for your mess.

    • Yes to pray for more snakes to reproduce so that there are no shortages of snakes for her boss Lungu´s delicatessen. Our Lord God more snakes State House in Zambia, Amen

  7. prayer nonsense.
    save that money and redistribute it to starving children/areas
    that’ll be tax payer’s money well spend not organizing this fake event and spending people’s money

  8. Honorable Minister we will avail ourselves to join in the fasting and prayers even as we are found living in the diaspora. Disregard the Devils rage, objections and insults because of the intention of leadership to call the people to prayer. Satan and his kingdom are offended by it.

    • Well the actual Devil is the PF Government itself.
      Satan has been outdone and made redundant by the leadership of PF, even he is jealous of what they have done to the country.

  9. Ndeloleshafye,
    I agree that evil people can also call for prayer for in it, may lay healing.
    The only human difficulty is to call your neighbour to dress up when u are naked.

    God is powerful, Creator of not only man and earth, but Angel’s, heaven, and the universe.

    No Man, must, ever whatsoever, call out This Supreme Life, while equally naked and stubborn.

    I am worried, but also scared, that we should engage God with so much disobedience and stubbornness, for we have not fallen. We have degraded the The Maker in our basic human dealings. worried, but to ahead and pray with them that see the Maker from their perspective only.

    We cannot condemn it

    This is spirit. Take heed

  10. No need for that day of prayer. Pf is just window dressing the are killing people in kaoma you are blocking President hh in kaoma and you say let us go and pray. Stop teasing God you refused church led dialogue and now you call the church for prayers. Stop fooling people

  11. Don’t call for national prayers when you are a companion of thieves and murderers(PF)
    You can only mock the people and God for so long.

  12. ,”…. not to shun the National Day of Prayer, Fasting, Repentance and reconciliation, set for October 18, 2019.”

    Since the day started, let’s count how many corrupt politicians have repented. I count none, instead they getting bolder and smarter while getting acquittals because the investigators are either incompetent or withhold vital evidence. You expect me to mingle such sinners? No, maybe they can fast and repent together when they all meet in in hell.
    By the way, it’s over 2 months now since His Excellency ACC to establish the owner of the 48 flats, any results? No, indicating that they are either incompetent or simply cannot disclose the truth which they definitely have.

  13. “She added that in the wake of climate change, the country needs to come together on this National Prayer day and humble itself and seek God on the Day of Prayer, Fasting, Repentance and Reconciliation.”
    Climate change will addressed or stopped by attending the Day? Holy Shiit, how ignorant!! Look here, what you are referring to is simply drought in some parts o the country. Or are you ignorantly telling us that those affected areas will no longer have enough rain this year and forever? Look, climate is a much broader topic, much futuristic than drought which you cause by deforestation (Lusaka forest for example). There is more science in climate change than displaying your ignorance before the international community.
    Climate is the same as drought, okay? Let me not hear you repeat…

  14. Climate is NOT the same as drought, okay? Let me not hear you repeat that piece of ignorance, even if it is a political justification for drought.

    Hon Rev Sumaili, please stick to preaching the bible and reconciling our selfish and corrupt politicians, and keep away from propagating ignorance.

  15. God is not a toy to be played with and Zambia should be careful with the way things are going. Mock God at your own peril the day you will face Him you will indeed know Who God really is. Take us zambians for granted but not God. You are what the Bible says “these people worship me with their mouths but their hearts are far away”. If PF will not come to their senses like the prodigal son did they are headed for doom. Why take pride when falling down a hole, humble yourselves now. God will only hear when we do as the Bible says in Chronicles 7:14 or else it will be as it is written in Daniel 5:26-28 for this government busy robbing people.actually read the Daniel scripture starting from verse 17. Twapita mukwai.

  16. Will Your prayers reveal the owner of the 48 houses?
    Will they stop rampant corruption of your government?
    What about blood shed?
    Guns and gun shots?

    Mathew 7: 13, 15 – 21.:

  17. When people are praying there are pockets of this and that, What can happened when they stop praying.
    The Bible say, ”if the foundations are destroyed, what is the righteous doing?”
    There are a lot of things that needs God’s attention which can be done through prayers.
    1 Timothy 2:1 says,
    Zambia needs to pray. Kunamani netu.

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