Tuesday, June 18, 2024

HH commended for reaffirming the 18th October as the day of National Prayer


Acting Mungwi District Commissioner Dieudonne Lupasha, has urged Zambians to use the National Day of Prayer and Fasting to unite and reconcile with each other.

He said this will also help the country to seek blessings from God.

Mr Lupasha has also commended President Hakainde Hichilema for reaffirming the 18th October as the day of National Prayer, Fasting and Reconciliation.

He was speaking when he addressed hundreds of Mungwi Residents who had gathered at the United Church of Zambia (UCZ) during the commemoration for the National Day of Prayer and Fasting.

Mungwi Pentecostal Assemblies of God in Charge Reverend Raymond Mwelwa has further challenged Zambians to continue seeking the face of god.

Rev. Mwelwa noted that Zambia’s challenges can only be solved through prayer.

“All Zambians must work together regardless of the tribe, religious or Political affiliations,” Reverend Mwelwa said.

He has further called on Zambians to embrace peace and tolerance for each other in order to foster national development.

And Mungwi Bread of Life church Pastor in Charge Frank Sinkala called on the people in the area to support the day as it is not political.

Zambian yesterday commemorated the National Day of Prayer, Fasting, Repentance and Reconciliation under the theme: “Zambia seeks Sustained Unity for shared Prosperity.”

And Acting Mbala District Commissioner, Evans Malaambwe has praised Mbala residents for turning up in numbers to commemorate the National Day of Prayers, Fasting and Reconciliation.

Mr Mambwe said the good turnout is evidence that Zambia is a true Christian nation.

He said government recognizes the divine role that God plays in the country’s unity, peace and prosperity.

Mr Mambwe added that this is why government has enshrined the declaration of Zambia as a Christian nation in the republican constitution.

He was speaking in Mbala yesterday when he officiated at the National Day of prayer, fasting, repentance and reconciliation held at Bread of Life Church.

“Zambia is indeed a Christian nation and this is evidenced by the unity of purpose exhibited by citizens that gathered in different locations within the district.” he said

Meanwhile, over 30 people in Mbala were yesterday vaccinated during the prayer and fasting after Mbala district health office took advantage of the gathering.


  1. I have never fasted and or prayed before ever since 18 october was declared a prayer and fasting holiday….maybe it is because it was declared by a thieving party??
    October 18 should be relooked…

  2. We have church days for prayers. This coven is waste of man-hours. Technically the Main Churches don’t recognize it. The holiday was created for the purpose of votes from Christians by the former ruling party. Following in the wrong footsteps ba Upnd.

  3. I dont see the reason either. Make Saturday and Sunday as days for prayers and fasting, not a normal working day never

  4. Agree..had not been for prayers on the 18 October Zambia could have been a war zone..let’s continue to pray for our country on the 18th . Those who don’t want let them stay..but for us , we know importance of prayer..when the leader calls us to pray we will pray

  5. I dont see the reason either. Make Saturday and Sunday as days for prayers and fasting, not a normal working day never please

  6. “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”

  7. We already have too many holidays. You can commemorate it as a day of prayer but let us not make it a public holiday and waste man hours. We have to increase working hours if the economy is to pick up. Let this day be commemorated like world aids day, teachers day, mothers day, fathers day, valentines day etc which are not public holidays.

  8. This could be similar to situations where a father allows his children to do whatever they feel like doing and him minds his business. It really affects him less so to say.For example As long as gays are free,

  9. Hopefully, he repented on this day for winning election on a platform of lies. Free education,increment of K1500 to all the civil servants, Kwacha stabilizing immediately he is sworn in power, farmers input reducing in price drastically are some of the lies. He should be reminded of his lies. He needs to repent for being a liar. He is hiding under the canopy of Pf failure.Kelenka wakantu!!!

  10. ( Matthew 16 : 19 ) This day is the greatest day in Zambia as this day has the authority and de thrones evil forces that cause evil appearances no man has the audacity to remove it as it is a powerful spiritual weapon that enemy fears and trembles.
    They have tried to remove it but it will endure as it is above any President that comes and they all know it Zambia is a blessed nation because of the same. ( Matthew 16: 19 . )
    The bible says what bind on earth it is bound in heaven, yes heaven where Jesus sits on the right hand of God the Father. .

  11. Tikki.
    This day is greater than Satan and his demons and all evil put together.
    The reason being that all heaven is behind it .
    No mortal man has power over it.
    At the name of Jesus every knee will bow down and ever tongue in heaven and earth will confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God.
    No man will touch it or else he perishes, Jesus is Lord..

  12. I wish to let people know how this day of 18th October came about. In Zambia we experienced a severe drought coupled with load shedding. The Clergy rose to the government and demanded that we pray for the healing of the Country Zambia. I do recall that the Clergy said that we need Zambia to reconcile with GOD through prayer and fasting. As we prayed for rain and goodness from GOD the government of that day was encouraged to give direction. That was when the matter was taken to parliament and voted to be a National Day of Prayer and holiday. Further more the government of that time built a Church for all denominations to use at the National Day of prayer every once a year. However, some politicians have politicized this day so bad that they have forgotten why it was passed in Parliament…

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