President EDGAR LUNGU shakes hands with leader of the opposition party FDD Edith Nawakwi at the prayer service in Lusaka
President EDGAR LUNGU shakes hands with leader of the opposition party FDD Edith Nawakwi at the prayer service in Lusaka

Zambians are yesterday observing the National Day of Prayer, Fasting, Repentance and Reconciliation. This year’s theme is “receiving times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord through reconciliation with one another and the environment for a prosperous Zambia.”

President Edgar Lungu has joined hundreds of people at the Lusaka Show grounds in observing the day.

And in Kitwe, Vice President Inonge Wina is among several Christians who have gathered at Nkana stadium to pray. Mrs. Wina says Zambians have many economic hardships that need God’s intervention.

The Vice President says today’s National Day of Prayer and Fasting must be used to unite the nation and ask for blessings from the Almighty God.

She was speaking when she addressed hundreds of Kitwe residents at Nkana Stadium during commemorations for the National Day of Prayer and Fasting.

And Bishop Steve Safwali from the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia said Zambia’s problems can only be solved through prayer.

And Fr Japhet Ponda said politicians must repent for using young people as tools of violence. Fr Ponda said it is wrong to arm the young people and make them shed blood.

In Petauke, Chief government spokesperson Dora Siliya has urged all Zambians to carry on with a spirit of prayer and not only unite during National Day of Prayer.

Speaking when he officiated at the National Day of Prayer celebrations, Ms. Siliya said only prayer and unity can help Zambia gain God’s favour to improve the country’s economic stability.

Ms. Siliya, who is also Petauke Central Member of Parliament, said Zambia is a united nation with cases of violence reducing rapidly. She said all Zambians must work together as one regardless of tribe, religious or political affiliation.

Ms. Siliya was accompanied by Petauke District Commissioner Valenesi Moyo, Chief Nyampande, PF Eastern Provincial Chairperson Andrew Lubusha, and Petauke Council Chairman James Lungu.

And St Oscar’s Parish Priest Andrew Pumula urged all Zambians to look to God for solutions to their problems. Fr Pumula praised the PF administration for letting the church have a say in the governing of the country.

In Mansa, Mansa Central Member of Parliament Chitalu Chilufya said that Zambia will remain a blessed nation because of its leader President Edgar Lungu who has put God first in his leadership.

Dr. Chilufya has since called on all Zambians to remain united, peaceful and tolerant to each other for the nation to realise meaningful development.

Dr. Chilufya, who is also Minister of Health and PF Member of the Central committee, further appealed to all Zambians to say no to alien practices being promoted by some people because Zambia is a Christian Nation. He said this when he graced this year’s National Day of Prayer, reconciliation and fasting.

Speaking earlier, Luapula Province Minister Nickson Chilangwa thanked the people of Mansa for attending the prayer day in numbers.

Mr. Chilangwa further appealed to the people to remain hard workers and prayerful for the success of the area and the nation.

In a vote of thanks, Bishop Maxwell Mumba of Shekaina Gospel Ministry called on the people in the country to support the day as it is not political.

Meanwhile, Chief Mabumba who was also in attendance declared Luapula province an area that will remain peaceful and prosperous forever.

The theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer, reconciliation and fasting is: receiving times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord through reconciliation with one another and the environment for a prosperous Zambia.

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32 COMMENTS

  1. Ceasefire OVER NOW, back to the norm, the daily grind of violence, adultery, lying, deception, & grand theft.
    Abena Kaizer are rebooting as we speak!
    Just life in the diary of a P.F official bane’!

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    • We have heard that so and so prayed for this and that, but we have not heard about any repentance, forgiveness and reconciliation among the people who were at these stadiums. Not even a single came to handover his weapons and repent, the two mmd presidents attended and left the same way , the owner of the 48 now 51 houses was nowhere to be seen,etc .I really expected more on this day.

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    • The wise man once said “the prayers of the wicked are an abomination before the Lord. How much more when brought with crafty intent”. – Pf take note.

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    • @Nostra: the catholics are still mourning their son MCS who brought them close to leadership of the nation. Like FTJ, ECL is protestant and belongs to the growing pentecostal population. The catholics are minority and represent mainly the elite.

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    • The only positive thing about this year trash day is that there has been less drama on who should attend and who shouldn’t

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    • Those in doubt, just tune in to Parliament Radio 92.5 FM in Lusaka. Just after the Speaker says “amen” to mark the end of prayer, insults begin flying. Does prayer mean a thing anymore?

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  2. Day of National Prayers and politicians are everywhere taking in allowances and some carrying a message extolling President Lungu! Christian nation indeed! With the disarray existing between those who see this day as inevitable and those who dont of what use is it when the spirit is not in unison?

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  3. Instead of calling for something like
    ” day of 5 million trees plated ” as other progressive leaders would do, these lazy pompwes would rather kneel all dsy and pray for solutions to be given to them….

    All that energy should have planted 5 million trees,

    Useless lungu and his useless ministers…

    Too lazy……hoping for God and foringners to do everything for them…..

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  4. Bushe kanshi ubupuba mwabufumya kwisa mwe bena Zambia? Why do you allow your politicians to be so useless mwa wantu shuwa na mwana wa mai!????

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  5. THIS IS MY MESSAGE TO ALL THOSE THAT PRAY AND HAD PRAYERS ON THE 18TH OCTOBER.

    WHEN WE PRAY GOD ANSWERS PRAYER…..TRUE. BUT CAN ANSWER IN VARIOUS WAYS AND THAT IS WHAT WE MUST HEAR AND ACT UPON……

    BUT IF WE PRAY AND END UP WITH NO ANSWER FROM GOD THEN THEN THE PRAYERS ARE IN VAIN.

    MY QUESTION IS: THOSE OF YOU WHO PRAYED. WHAT DID GOD ANSWER? OR WHAT DID HE SAY?
    IF YOU HAVE ANSWERS PLEASE SHARE. BUT IF YOU DO NOT, THEN GOD DID NOT HEAR YOUR PRAYERS.
    IF GOD DID NOT ANSWER YOU THEN YOU ARE A SINNER. GOD DOES NOT HEAR THE PRAYERS OF SINNERS.

    FOR ME THIS IS WHAT GOD ANSWERED ME.
    1. WE AS A NATION MUST REPENT FROM THE SIN OF MISSING THE ARK OF JUBILEE. INSTEAD OF JUBILATION IN 2014 ZAMBIA WAS MOURNING…..WHY????? ZAMBIA DID NOT OBSERVE JUBILEE IN THE MANNER GOD HAS…

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  6. Its Biblical to seek God in every area of our lives and this is what we shall continue doing. The devil worshippers are not happy of course but we are nit surprised. The Bible declares “Seek first ye the Lord and ALL things shall be added unto you”. To the children of God, He has listened and answered all our prayers and lets keep loving and trusting Him alone and not man.

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  7. ALL THIS WAS JUST DRAMA…SEE WHAT THE NINEVITES DECLARED WHEN JONAH TOOK THE MESSAGE OF GOD’S WARNING….
    1. WHY ARE THEY WEARING NICE SUITES AND COLORED DRESSES INSTEAD OF SACKCLOTH? THIS JEROBOAM SON OF NEBAT WAY OF PRAYERS. 1 KINGS 13……
    LORD PLEASE HELP ZAMBIA……..

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  8. There’s no reconciliation in the MMD, Nervers Mumba and Felix Mutati were at the Show Grounds but didn’t even greet each other

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  9. This is laziness of the worst order being exposed by the lunatic EL led govt. We need to work and put our priorities straight, only then are we going to see change in the country. Prayer will not solve our problems and it is high time people understood the purpose of prayer. These should be personal and at the most at family level, the economy, corruption, thieving etc have nothing to do with God and prayer. We are simply a lazy and irresponsible govt hoping for a miracle to solve the problems in the country the wrong way. It will not happen, EL and PF have no plan for revamping the economy and getting rid of poverty. Wake up people this is not going work!

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  10. All those that attended this farce are the reason we are in this predicament. How dull and illiterate are you zambian to think that a prayer will solve problems created by the same people asking you to pray and fast ? Funny thing is that the pf hooligans in government have the luxury to fast by choice while you the citizens have no option but to fast due to lack of food and poor economic management. Is it not funny that yesterday during your silly prayers zesco actually announced an increase to load shedding? So I guess your prayers have been answered lmao. You must be naive to believe that lungu fasted and that he was able to stand and dance without fainting and having fits like he normally does the sick chap. **

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    • The day of national prayer and fasting…We prayed and i saw the dem.ons,sata.nic plans against Zambia fall. If you belong upnd a party that believes and support homosexual, against the nature God desires and designed you will fall 2021 is not far and this is why hh runs away from prayer and fasting because de.mons in him can manifest,hh calls himself a christian but is in full support of lesbianism,gay right and homosexual i wonder …maybe ka SDA that is what he was told kaya. ROMANS 1:18-32, GENESIS 19
      I pity upnd because God will scatter them…

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  11. physically and spiritually. Also atleast my whlte wife gives me pleasure and love and support. What does Zambia give me ?

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  12. OK ,everyone please close your eyes we pray (in my heart I want to deceive people so that I steal).Again we will pray next year,but between now and then business as usual,amen everyone…….

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  13. Religion is regarded as true by the common man, false by the wise and usfull by the rulers…….

    Lungu you should have called for planting 5 million trees to use all this energy

    ……even if you have to , tell them God said every one should plant and adopt a tree untill grown……

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  14. Even with free transport many people shunned Edgar’s prayers. Most arenas were filled with civil servants, especially teachers. Edgar must reflect on his life. Many people consider it a mockery for people considered to be of low morals to call them to pray. Some just stopped selling beer when police officers started going round threatening to close bars. This a clear sign that people aren’t with you. Please come back to the people. Very few people have kind words for Edgar, try on public buses to talk about Edgar and hear the response from people

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  15. Did ECL repent for eating a roasted serpent.
    The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy.The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy

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  16. “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful”

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  17. Even God wants people to actually work. It’s not just about ‘prayer’ and expecting answers. Pray privately and at places of worship but work to resolve the real issues affecting the country.

    The other problem is that these PF prayers are orchestrated by a failed regime and meant to hoodwink people. What are they praying for? For their own corruption to end?

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  18. On point @Harold. What a waste of man hours in productivity! Useless leaders leading dull lazy people

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  19. Religion still continues to make people stupid.People in 2016 elect the PF leadership and ECL to govern and manage the country`s resources.The PF steal everything, fail to govern and turn back to people who elected them and tell them to pray and to ask GOD for miracles.Zambians are very naive and very superstitious. They deserve the suffering they are going through.

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  20. This year’s theme is:
    “Receiving times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord through reconciliation with one another and the environment for a prosperous Zambia.”

    Good God, the theme is a sentence and a half. Do these people, the president or his writers know what a theme is? A bunch of people sat down and agreed that, this is a theme. A theme is its underlying message, or ‘big idea.’ In other words, what critical belief about life or an event a PERSON is trying to convey in the writing of a novel, play, message, advertisment, short story or poem. What message are you trying to convey in a meaningful and impactful way? When you have a ‘theme’ like we have in this years’ day of prayers, the message is lost and boring sorry to say.

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  21. ZAMBIA is for JESUS therefore, Leaders who are aspiring for the highest office in this country should be scruitinized in the way they respond to Christian values. Country MEN and WOMEN its our time to ask God to show us leaders who fear Him. You can have money but if you do not fear God then that money is nothing, you can have world connections but without Jesus those connections are in vain. The challenges we are facing in this country are worldwide it takes Spiritual understanding through prayer what exactly God is telling us, for it is written in the Holy Bible that the end times are near, so lucifer is fighting the believers to start receiving his marks through his agents, who are calling themselves rich. The riches are in God in the name of Jesus Christ, The Children of Isreal…

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