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Three day prayer and fasting declared ahead of elections

Headlines Three day prayer and fasting declared ahead of elections

The National Day of prayer, Fasting, Repentance and Reconciliation National Organising Committee has declared a three day prayer and fasting ahead of the August 12, general elections.

Committee Chairperson, Joshua Banda has called on the church and all peace loving Zambians to join hands in praying for continued peace before, during and after the elections.

This is contained in a statement issued to the media Bishop Banda said that the prayers will be conducted virtually through various media platforms such as television, radio and social media, starting Monday, August 9th , 2021 to Wednesday, August 11, 2021.

He revealed that the three day prayer session will be commemorated under the theme “Actualizing peace and unity in the nation, before, during and after elections”.

Bishop Banda noted that the interdenominational prayers will be led by all the major church mother bodies who will open the programme at 06:00 hours and close at 18:00 hours on the three days.

Bishop Banda further called on all Zambians to join in praying for a peaceful and credible election, whose results will be accepted peacefully by all candidates and electorates.

Zambia goes to polls on Thursday, August 12, 2021.

33 COMMENTS

  1. TOTALLY HYPOCRICY BAKANDILE , JUST TELL YOUR FRIEND AND BOSS
    NOT TO RIG ELECTIONS AND NOT TAMPER WITH INTERNET AT ALL , THAT IS ALL WE
    NEED AND WHY OPEN SCHOOLS BEFORE STUDENTS TAKE THE ELECTIONS .

    ALL THESE TRICKS AND IF YOU WANT TO APPRECIATE THE VALUE OF THE SO CALLED
    INFRASTRUCTURE TELL US AND GIVE US A FULL LIST OF COSTS FOR EACH AND SOURCES
    OF FUNDING AND REPAYMENT SOURCES FOR LOANS AND BUSINESS MODELS FOR ALL
    SO CALLED BUSINESS VENTURES . ALSO TELL TO STAND OF HIS THIRD TERM

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  2. Zambians do not these bamwakole fool you with ‘let’s pray’ while they steal the vote. This man is shameless

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  3. BLINKING PL0-0 -D-Y HYPOCRITS Bible in one hand and bags of dirty money in the other
    3 Days of Fasting when people of Zambia already starving through a destroyed economy
    Your time Has come PF

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  4. Ordinary Zambians WORK on these days. I know, these church leaders only work for one or two hours on Sunday, but normal people go to WORK.

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  5. Seeking relevance, these are the first people to arrest for clouding their gullible followers’ judgements through stupid religion.

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  6. This is commendable and I urge all God fearing believers to join in fasting and prayer for the nation.

    And the Lord said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground. Genesis 4:10

    This is what I heard the Lord say, The voices of the blood of all Zambians killed due to to political violence for the last 10 years are crying to the Lord from the ground. This blood may have been shed by any political party and I am not judging any political party by the way.
    Am breaking off for prayer and fasting till after the results.
    May the Lord protect all of you.

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  7. Not this flamboyant crook Joshua Banda…they are swift to want to pray because they are thieves they want you to close your eyes. Ask him where the so called House of Prayer is Lazy Lungu was constructing with him?

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  8. When we pray it’s not unto man but to God who is heaven, regardless what type of sin committed ,God forgives all sins if you can humble your self and repent ,Our prayer should be that the will of God prevails this election

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  9. Now they are out in full force after that video of that bishop telling people about the state of the nation

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  10. Bishop Banda, l have serious issue with your attitude. Your fashionably silence when your friend President ECL / PF gov’t is brutalising, starving ( poverty) , cost of living, corruption, insulting tongas, FiC, COVID funds, blood spilling. I have watched in disgust, you only speak when it suits your image, for example you defended Church Bribery/ Empowerment fund. God is no respector of persons. And God is not mocked.

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  11. Men of Gold praying for their survival.
    Using Gods name in vain
    “Exodus 20:7 says: “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.”

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  12. Hakainde Hichilema will not attend this one. He wan s to go and attend the Chingola UCZ church as he did before when he faked attempted assassination. Even the 18th October prayers will be devoid of UPND and team.

  13. Bally HH will not attend this one. He would rather go and attend the Chingola UCZ church as he did before when he faked attempt on his life . Even the 18th October prayers will be devoid of UPND and team.

  14. I am sure God just says, ‘Whoever knows what to do but fails to do it, for him it is sin.’ Stop wasting time praying when it is very clear what you are supposed to do. Just play fair.

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  15. Another time wasting exercise, why don’t you tell him to be democratic, he is campaigning and stopping others and here you are saying prayers for reconciliation, this guy is dictatorial, look at how he is exclusively using public media, and instead of censuring him you are calling for prayers

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  16. WE ALL USE GOD FOR OUR WICKED WAYS AND FOR FINANCIAL GAIN
    EVEN YOUR JOSHUA BANDA WHAT IS HIS REALLY REASON FOR THIS RIDICULOUS STATEMENT
    NO BODY WNTS VIOLENCE BUT THE FASTING ISSUE KIKIKIKI

  17. Unlike that overgrown baby elephant who has planted ATM machines at the very entrance of church whilst ensuring the card terminal is also making rounds inside church extorting whatever the members would have saved.
    Busy hiding behind a pulpit. ZRA should charge that man tax because he is simply operating a financial institute of digital arms.

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  18. Dear Bishop Joshua Banda, I know that prayer is important 2u but all we need is a commander-in-chief who is equal to the task of ensuring that every citizen feels protected. Prayer is taken seriously in Nigeria but where’s peace?

  19. In advanced democracies, there are no prayer meetings and the countries do not call themselves ‘A Christian Country.’ People campaign peacefully and vote peacefully. An aspiring MP turned up at my doorstep ALONE, no cadres, no fanfare, to deliver a leaflet and answer a few questions. This cannot happen in Zambia. Every political candidate has to have a security detail. It never happened during the One Party state. The field is not fair. And yet we are at the forefront calling ourselves ‘A Christian Nation!’ This blasphemy may be the reason why we have all these problems.

  20. We shall pray for the nation of Zambia , we all need peace in the nation before and after elections we are not worried with those who cannot pray however we shall take the airwaves to declare the prince of peace to continue to reign in the great nation called Zambia .

  21. What a waste of time no wonder we are the 10th poorest nation because we listen to these fake pastors who have only the own financial interests at heart. Zambians wake up and vote for anyone but PF

  22. I think they were addressing Christians. Perhaps you should see that in the statement. No christian will ever fight against a call for prayer. This is not about Joshua Banda. Besides even if they were as evil as you believe they are Jesus Christ himself had told Christians nog to do what they do but do what they ask because ; believe it or not, it is expected of Christians to seek God in times of trouble or potential trouble. So by all means abscond, go have a beer or sip on some some fine champagne, but let us also have the peace to pray and seek God in this time. You do not need to come. If God could save a city because one person was righteous, we are certain at least one Zambian will genuinely seek God and God will answer.

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  23. ONLY A GOD-SANCTIONED FASTING IS MEANINGFUL. THE JOSHUA BANDA-SANCTIONED FASTING IS MERE POLITICAL GIMMICK MEANT TO PLEASE HIS PAY MASTER.

  24. Mr Joshua Banda when you hold annual prayer and fasting meetings what do you pray for? The meeting you had in October 2020 was followed up by the deaths of Nsama Nsama and Kaunda. Do you think by you calling this prayer and fasting at the 11th hour people will believe you. You have sold your own people to a tyrant and now now you say prayer and fasting. Ordinary Zambians have been fasting for the las 5 years while you were enjoying the brown envelopes. Mr Banda go and read the book of Amos again. What advice have you been giving Mr Lungu for the past 7 years. The devil has a way to make us forget that inshiku tashicela mumo. This is hypocrisy from some of you brown envelope clergy. You will give an account to God. Anyway you did well because Ubucushi busa mano has opened our eyes. Thank…

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