Mutharika at night of prayers: ‘No fear, faith gives us courage’

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has called upon Malawians – home and abroad- to always respect the God-given laws that guide human society in line with various -if not all- religious beliefs.

Apostle Stanley Ndovi of Living Waters Church greets President Mutharika at the night of prayers

Apostle Stanley Ndovi of Living Waters Church greets President Mutharika at the night of prayers

President Mutharika and First Lady at Living Waters Church night of prayers on Friday

President Mutharika and First Lady at Living Waters Church night of prayers on Friday

He made the remarks on Friday night when he launched a marathon of night of prayers for Malawi organized by Living Waters International Church at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

Addressing thousands of Christians at the event – whose theme was ‘Fear of God , Foundation of a Prosperous Malawi’ – President Mutharika highlighted the need for the citizens to hold on to religious values in all endeavors.

“While we trust in God, let us remember our sense of duty and responsibility. This is the foundation of national building,” said Mutharika who was accompanied by First Lady.

“ Freedom without responsibility is nothing but anarchy. And there is no freedom without fear of limits; no freedom without accountability; because there is no freedom without responsibility. Let us be a responsible nation,” said the President.

He went further to discredit all demonic machinations against the institutions of the state and the population in general.

“Sometimes, we are tempted to fear evil because we are engaged in a war between good and evil. We cannot fear those fallen angels whose agenda is nothing but to destroy everything we build.

“Many of us fear terror that is slaughtering innocent children, mothers and fathers all over the world. Many of us fear climate change and fear for our survival. When our crop fails, we fear for our lives, and fear for our future. But every challenge only demands our sense of duty for us to prevail,” said he.

President Mutharika added: “Our trust in God must assure us that we shall always prosper when we define our goals and pursue them. With God, we will prevail. I know that sometimes we fear things we shouldn’t fear.”

As a God-fearing leader, President Mutharika testified how faith in God has seen him through tough times both as a person and leader of a country.

“For me, and I know so for many of you, faith is the cure against fear. Very often, it takes faith to step out of demanding situations. Faith gives us courage. It takes wisdom to choose the right decisions; courage to do what is right; and faith to keep the right decisions we make.

“As for me, my life has a good story to tell. A story that increases my trust in God! I have suffered personal tragedies in my life. I have suffered political persecution and public humiliation. But being a leader means rising above our personal needs to focus on the goals and needs of those we serve. Love for others conquers fear,” he said.

The petitions at the prayers centred on critical issues like the spiritual values of Malawians, economy, love for humanity and nature among other areas.

Ndovi, in his sermon, likened Malawi to an ancient Jerusalem which was besieged by an all powerful Assyrian king who wanted to defeat it.

The Israel King Hezekia was helpless and fear gripped him and ordered the construction of a fortication which did not deter his enemy from attacking him.

It was until Hezekiah turned to Isaiah the prophet that tables turned as the prophet prayed to God who sent an angel who killed Assyrian soldiers and defeated the Assyrian King.

Ndovi therefore asked Mutharika to turn to religious people for divine intervention to deal with Malawi problems.

“Let all Malawians unite and become one so that God should bless us. Let us surround our president and pray for him,” said Ndovi.

Mutharika attended the prayers against a background of a widely claimed prophecy of his death by Nigerian ‘prophet’ Temitope Balugon (TB) Joshua.

Mutharika recently dubbed  Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, as a ‘fake man’, following an alleged prophecy that the Malawi leader would die.

The President did not say when or where Joshua made the latest prophesy, he however recalled that in 2012, the controversial Nigerian preacher reportedly predicted the death of Mutharika’s brother, Bingu, who was president at the time, and died within the predicted time frame, giving the said prophesy strong belief in Malawi.

“Let me tell you, Joshua… you will fail. What you did in 2012 will not happen again this year,” Mutharika said recently  in the capital Lilongwe

But government spokesman Jappie Mhango said Mutharika’s attendance at the Living Waters Church International-led prayers has “nothing to do with with TB Joshua  prophecy”.

Organising Chairperson of the event, Muusa Kaunda, said Mutharika was invited as the Head of State.

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Chilungamo Chimawawa
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Chilungamo Chimawawa
5 months 24 days ago

this man and his bootleakers are bad leaders

Bandawe
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Bandawe
5 months 24 days ago

We fear because our President said alibe pulobulemu when Malawians are despondent.

Tukombo
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Tukombo
5 months 24 days ago

APM you need to repent or else the all nighter was in vain

Kadakwiza
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Kadakwiza
5 months 25 days ago
Our President speech at night of prayers is touching, so we as Malawians, don’t have to fear even if the kwacha goes down to K1,000 to US dollar. We don’t have to fear even if K577 Billion is stolen. We don’t have to fear even if people are killed for body parts, so don’t have to fear even if we have only one meal at our public hospitals, so we don’t have to fear even if we are jobless. We don’t have to fear even if the donors have stopped supporting our country. We fear because we are hungry, we… Read more »
Chambe
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Chambe
5 months 25 days ago

This prayer vigil was for the nation and not entirely for the President. That’s why it was performed at a public Stadium instead of the Presidential Residence.
If all the people in the world obeyed God and loved one another as they loved themselves, our problems could have been negligible. Ceaseless Prayer is the only way to go!

Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
5 months 25 days ago
Malawians,why are you so easily bamboozled by your leaders?Do you believe that God would listen to Muthalika’s prayers? Banda as we were told he was a Church Elder,but he became one of the ungodly leaders Africa had ever seen,throwing innocent citizens into the Shire River for crocodiles’lunch and breakfast.You had seen Mathanyula’s brother Bingu looting government funds for his own greedy ends while our people are struggling to survive and yes,you are now engulfed in CASHGATE SCANDAL involving KWACHA 577billion and yet,he is rigidly unrepentant.Does God forgive such people? Malawians are now facing ascetic shortage of food and the leader… Read more »
mubulundi
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mubulundi
5 months 25 days ago

Why we malawians like organising prayers whenever we sees problems coming ahead ov us?

Charo chiwawa
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Charo chiwawa
5 months 25 days ago

How about Malawi missing EU deadline of March 31st for budgetary support. What are you doing about that? We need more than an all night prayer vigil Mr President, you need to work your ass off.

major
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major
5 months 25 days ago

JOSHUA DID NOT MENTION NAMES. IN SOUTHERN AFRICA, THERE ARE MORE THAN 12 PRESIDENTS. MORE OVER HE DID NOT TALK ABOUT DEATH. HE EVEN WARNED AGAINST MISUNDERSTANDING HIM. ITS LIKE HE NEW THAT MUTHARIKA WOULD MISUNDERSTAND HIM.

WHAT TB THE PROTHET SAID IS PROBABLY UNFOLDING IN RSA. ON 31ST MARCH 2016(WHICH IS WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED PERIOD OF JOSHUA’S PROPHECY), THERE WAS A LAND MARK RULING IN SOUTH AFRICAN COURT AGAINST JACOB ZUMA’S USE OF STATE RESOURCES TO REFURBISH HIS PRIVATE HOME. THIS MAY LEAD TO THE REMOVAL OF ZUMA AS SA PRESIDENT EVENTUALLY.

LETS WAIT AND SEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dwambazi
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Dwambazi
5 months 25 days ago

Munthu owopa Mulungu amaoneka ndi ntchito zake. Izi ndizibwana ndithu

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