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Political parties advised to not to shun National Day of Prayers

General News Political parties advised to not to shun National Day of Prayers

Kitwe District Pastor’s Fellowship chairman Raddy Lewila has urged opposition political parties not to shun the National Day of Prayer and Fasting.

Rev Lewila notes that it is saddening that some political parties tend to shun the event, a day when Zambians should humble themselves and seek God’s divine intervention in the challenges facing this country.

He maintains that this year’s prayers in particular will be very important as the country will be praying for reconciliation and unity after the elections.

The clergyman said in an interview that it is important for political parties leaders to gather in numbers and thank God for the peaceful 12 August elections and the smooth transition of power.

He said praying for the peaceful elections and smooth transition of power after the elections will be among the cardinal prayer points during the prayers as well as praying for goods rains.

” Politicians in the opposition should put aside their personal political views and participate in the national prayers, they should realise that Zambia is bigger than any one of us and pray for the country,” Reverend Lewila said.

He further explained that the prayer sessions will also include prayers to ask God to give the President wisdom to address the prevailing economic challenges.

And Reverend Lewila has said that preparations for the National Day of Prayer and Fasting have advanced in Kitwe with only a few final touches to be done.

He however stated that the prayers will led by the church mother bodies comprising of the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) and the Churches Council of Zambia (CCZ).

The country will on Monday, October 18th observe a day of national prayer and fasting by former President Edgar Lungu.

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  1. Will the UPND attend? We’ll come if they assure us that they will allow Zondwa wa Bantu to come now that Godfridah isn’t around

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  2. A precedent has already been set. Prayers can be conducted even in ones house especially with Covid19 waiting for victims.

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  3. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    Can we please get rid of useless money wasting and time wasting activities and events like these. If HH and UPND want to succeed, he really needs to get rid of not only people but also political expediency stuff like these – you got rid of that religious ministry, now show leadership and get rid of this too. A true Christian prays everyday in private in their heart and not this hypocrite ‘look at me”. You are mocking God and if this guy was serious, I would ask people to go to work and be productive. What a country this is!

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  4. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    Can we please get rid of u$eless money wasting and time wasting activities and events like these. If HH and UPND want to succeed, he really needs to get rid of not only people but also political expediency stuff like these. A true Christian prays everyday in private in their heart and not this hyp0crite ‘look at me”. You are m0cking G0d and if this guy was serious, I would ask people to go to work and be productive. What a country this is!

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  5. This, along with that Ministry of Religion and Affairs was a sheer waste of time and a useful distraction to keep the population duped while the thieves looted. It would be fine to scrap it. Enjoin it to Independence Day if you care so we pray for our nation October 23 as we head into its Independence Day. There. You still get your two days in October.

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  6. The call to attend the National Day of prayers is not from UPND , so if the opposition want to boycott, it’s up to them. That won’t hinder God answering the prayers more so the prayers are not coming from people with people with stained hearts from corruption ,theft and murder.

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  7. The national day of prayer was instigated by Edgar China Lungu for purely political reasons, and should therefore be ABOLISHED

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  8. That was also the reason why HH never attended, so if he starts now that would be highly hypocritical!

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  9. Rightly already stated people can pray from their homes and people can congregate in their usual houses of worship for those who would prefer to congregate and people choosing any nearest congregation to visit! However the holiness of this day is stained with understanding that it was decreed to appease “The Christians for Lungu” zealots atop their gain of scrapped Ministry of Religious Affairs. As probably shrouded in unclear TOR this ministry receiving taxpayers funding could have been a conduit of laundering! I think the decision to make it a holiday should be reversed and to allow the citizenry direct their energies to work! No one stops anyone else from praying but posturing is blasphemy! No one has to be forced to pray or congregate as it is a personal conviction!

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