Mutharika leads Malawians in prayers for rains

State President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Saturday attended the national prayers which he had personally called so as to bring all Malawians together in praying for among other things this season’s rains.

Mutharika greeting bishop Bvumbwe and other clergy

Mutharika greeting bishop Bvumbwe and other clergy

For your ears only: Vice President Chilima telling President Chilima something close to his ears

For your ears only: Vice President Chilima telling President Mutharika something close to his ears

Prayers in progress

Prayers in progress

Mutharika at the prayers

Mutharika at the prayers

President Mutharika with former Vice President Kachali

President Mutharika with former Vice President Kachali

Chilima with Kachale

Chilima with Kachali

The national prayers led by the President

The national prayers led by the President

The prayers, whose theme was “Dedicating Ourselves to God in Seeking National Peace and Prosperity”, took place at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe.

During the service, the President was accorded a slot to read the scripture taken from the book of 2 Chronicles 7 verses 12-14 while the other reading from Mark 2 verses 1-5 was read by Ms. Happy Chabuka.

In his sermon Pastor Frackson Kuyama asked Malawians to rely upon God all the time if the nation is to experience development.

He also called upon the country’s citizens to be united in facing the calamities that befall the nation and achievements that come out of hard work and God’s intervention Pastor Kuyama asked government and Malawians not to lose hope over donor funding which seems to have been attached to alien cultures such as homosexuality.

Mutharika assured the gathering that God will never abandon Malawi at any time. Also presenting a homily, Rev Alex Maulana of Blantyre Synod asked Malawians to refrain from sin if blessings are to shower on the nation.

The sermons were followed by an intercessory session in which prayers were offered for the commencement of a normal rainy season, violence against women and children, corruption and political inclusiveness.

Offerings realized from the service were given to Malingunde School for the Blind in Lilongwe. Music at the service was provided by Great Angels Choir, St Patrick’s Catholic Choir, Kafita Nursery Choir, Likuni District Dorcas Choir, Calvary Family Church Choir and Quadria Women Kasida

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39 thoughts on “Mutharika leads Malawians in prayers for rains”

  1. Tetilia says:

    Mmmmm! Prayers to God or prayer show for Great Angels funs and for entertaining the nzuka-like figure on the front roll? So glad my Church leaders are considered enemies who should not involved in the shows.

  2. Gogo Ntela says:

    Sinners who have not repented praying and deceiving. Which God can accept such prayers. First repent that you stole votes on May 20, 2014

  3. wozisata says:

    God can’t answer these prayers wina akuti mu dzina la yesu wina mu dzina la muhamad kkkk

  4. alhomwe atilaula says:

    Inenso ndikuona kuti mapemphero amenewa anali a trade fair ndipo I doubt ngati afika kumwamba. It looks like amakapempherera dzuwa mom we liliri kuno Ku Lilongwe eeeee! Lasweka osati sewero! Zofunika mapemphero apaderadera tonse tizikhuthule kwa Yehova. Ayike tsiku lapadera aliyense apemphera, asapezeke omwa mowa, kusuta fodya, chiwerewere ndi zina zotere. I hope this way God will hear and answer our prayers!

  5. ngulenjet says:

    Did the organisers of these prayers really mean what the theme of the prayers said or it was just a face saving theme while the aim behind was to seek praises from the people. I’m saying this becoz of 2 instances, 1 is about the choir which was taken as the main one, the Great Angels Choir, this choir was highly praised by our state controled radio and received a good part of the advert yet the 2 songs they featured did not match wit the theme. 2, when a prayer for the economy was being offered our finance minister at a certain instance looked displeased a sign which only means that what he expected Was the government and him to be praised and worshiped for the calamities and sufferings being experienced by Malawians. My fellow Malawian if we really want GOD to intervene in our situation we have to Humble ourselves and accept that we all have failed without pushing the blame on others. Whether in opposition we have failed Whether in ruling we too have failed, and maybe we in the ruling are the one who have completely failed as people mandated to read and govern. As Hezekiah did, leader of our country, please leader Malawians to Humble themselves and cry to God with a sincere heart and minds. JEHOVA ALMIGHTY WILL LOOK UPON US

  6. ngulenjet says:

    Did the organisers of these prayers really mean what the theme of the prayers said or it was just a face saving theme while the aim behind it was to seek praises from the people. I’m saying this becoz of 2 instances, 1 is about the choir which was taken as the main one the Great Angels Choir, this choir was highly praised by our state controled radio and received a good part of the advert yet the 2 songs they featured did not match wit the theme. 2, when a prayer for the economy was being offered our finance minister at a certain instance looked displeased a sign which only means that what he expected Was to be praised. But my fellow Malawian if we really want GOD to intervene in our situation we have to Humble ourselves and accept that we all have failed without pushing the blame on others. Whether in opposition we have failed Whether in ruling we too have failed, and maybe we in the ruling are the one who have completely failed like Hezekiah read Malawians to Humble themselves and cry to God with a sincere heart and minds. JEHOVA ALMIGHTY WILL LOOK UPON US

  7. Kingman1 says:

    Lets appreciate good example mr president set for us,dont just keep on ague for nothing this is for nation, not for indvidual,why are pointing finger only for President? wht about u! what are u doing for us to say you are good person am talking to u guys who only likes to oppose..nothing long to oposi but giveout your solution,thats what matter most.

  8. Kingman says:

    Lets all come togather..Stop braming Mr President as if u knw everything,why cant we just appreciate good examle Mr President set for us? this is the nation for you and me nt only for indvidual…Come up with your solution then to show the country nothing,but talking talking with no sense,you people you are the one insane the nation.

  9. Tonde says:

    Shouldn’t the president be telling lazy Malawians to dig boreholes and use the water to irrigate their crops and those along the lake and sgire to irrigate their wilting crops before they die? Remember God helps those who help themselves

  10. Thomas says:

    Also APM please kwacha is losing value too much we are at 700 to a dollar please do something about it as our salaries are losing purchasing power or increase our salaries by 60percent to offset devaluation of the kwacha please help

  11. ngongoliwa says:

    U don’t pray for rains wen u know ur govt. killed njaunju, u can’t do katangale ndi mulungu, u wasted ur time big time.

  12. Osasewela ndi Mulungu says:

    bola ife sizinafike potiocha ndi moto tamawelengani bible inuuuu. Ku Sodom anaotcha anthu onse anapulumuka ndi m’modzi olungama ndiye Loti. Mathanyula si chibadwidwe ndipo ndi chibwana chabe kuti Viola akutiuza kuti ma gay a President alibe nawo bvuto ndiye sankhani chimodzi God & the country will be blessed or Gift Trapence & satanic & curses + calamities will reign 4ever. Human rights r violated n every DPP regim think of Chasowa, Njaunju etc their rights to life a Trapence alibe nazo ntchito shame on Malawi. Religious leaders continue schooling the president

  13. Zanga Phee! says:

    Good approach in both side to God and the President.See my name.

  14. KAITANO says:

    AMBUYE DALITSANI MALAWI

  15. Issah J says:

    This is ridiculous how can you go and pray for the rain the same rain last year killed a lot of people in Malawi. Instead of the government of thinking how to prevent this happening you are going to pray for the rain. Malawi has a lot of water and it is sweetwater not a sea water. Instead of bringing this water into people’s farms by building in canals and yet you come to Europe to do PhD in engineering and you go to Malawi just sitting in the offices do nothing. Andrew this president that we have an uneven now what goes on in his mind. I can have a better conversation with my son than him.

  16. Issah J says:

    This is very sad what is wrong with a Malawi politicians. Last year December and killed a lot of people in Malawi and yet they say you go ahead to pray for a rain. Let me just to remind you Malawi has water fresh water running from Chitipa to kalOngar. Mangochi Zomba Mulanje we have Rivers through out of the year the is water. All we need to do is Channel this Waters into people’s farms by building canals. And yet you come to Europe to do PhD in engineering and when you go back to Malawi you sit in the offices f*** you guys.

  17. Sapitwa says:

    It is not the first time that a leader in Malawi has requested the nation to pray for rain. Kamuzu, Bakili and Bingu did it. We received rain after prayer requests in many occasions not because we were holy; but because God is a loving God inspite of all the other sins the people and leaders of this country got involved in.
    Homosexuality is no heavier than al l the other sins: murder, theft,fornication, adultery, covertly,idolatry etc carry the same punishment. Anyone who indulges in these sins shall never enter into heaven; the bible tells us so. Thank God for the rain we just received in some parts of the country.

  18. Ngugi says:

    When Sodom and Gomorrah was burnt up by God homosexual behaviour was one reason the cities were punished. Malawi as a nation is choosing the same route and consequences. Watch and see. Prying for rains is hypocrisy as a nation when the nation is rejecting God.

  19. Ngugi says:

    When Sodom and Gomorrah was burnt down by God homosexual behaviour was one of the sin against God. Malawi is taking the same route and choosing similar consequences.

  20. HPB says:

    It is said that God helps those who help themselves. The country has been let down by successive Governments.
    What is the point of having prayers when the conduct of government business is based in selfishness, stealing, self-pride and arrogance?

    Many countries that do not have enough rain or no rain at all are not starving. They have developed irrigation. Malawi has perennial rivers– Bua, Shire, songwe, dwuangwa, linthipe, lilongwe plus lake Malawi, lake Phalobwe, lake Chirwa. How come, after more than 50 years of independence there is no widespread use of irrigation?

    Extension services for agriculture have disappeared; the debt for last year’s fertilizer and seeds is not yet paid, the coupon system is riddled with corruption; trees are cut down reducing the catchment areas for rain water and rivers are drying up.

    Then the nation goes to pray for rain?

  21. kukhala says:

    WERE TRADITIONAL LEADERS PRESENT SINCE GOD LISTENS FAVOURABLE TO REQUESTS BY TRADITIONAL LEADERS SINCE HAVE BEEN PRAYERS BEFORE THESE FOREIGN RELIGIONS WERE INTODUCED IN OUR LAND MALAWI.

  22. Jun says:

    Kudo’s to the organisers!For the first time i watched a ceremony that i wished it should not end.It was classic! Thanks for the clear message to the dononors,we are not your children.We are the children of the one above!

  23. Njolinjo says:

    God abandoned Malawi long time ago.

  24. Austin says:

    Aaaa I dont think our country ‘ll be come better again wat z the hell is our pesident’s are doing busy talking about gays while they failing to manage the country why ppl u keep voting them again & again fuck mnthalika including yo politics members

  25. GN Phiri says:

    God already answered our concerns by providing us the Shire river whose waters we just let run down stream! Mr President are blind! first make use of what God has provided with before we cry for rain….

  26. cash says:

    Guys even those call themselves amangofuna kuba ndalama zaboma kuteteku nkhani lmeneyi anayiyamba dala ndi cholinga kumupisa nthumba pitala muwafuse uthenga omwe alalikira pamene paja alandira allowance mulungu sangakondwe ndi atsogoleri achinyengo ngati amenewa amaoneka ngati nzowona koma ………..judgement day is coming.

  27. Jimbo says:

    Those countries which do not discriminate against gay people seem to be enjoying prosperity. What has God done for Malawi over the past 51 years since independence? Malawi with all its people praying and worshipping God is becoming poorer and poorer. Why can’t Malawians realise that looking to God to help them is a waste of time and effort. If Malawi is to prosper, then it is up to people to bring it about. If prosperity comes from God, then He must be looking with favour upon European countries, the USA, et al. who do not discriminate against gay people. The logic is plain to see. Wake up Malawians!

  28. Shama says:

    Wasting the already scarce resources,,, God is most merciful yes, but legalising what God forbade is a total insult to the Creator…..as such don’t expect him to do us favour. when we are totally against him

  29. Tione says:

    Mwanga 1 tamuuzitsa chule ameneyu

  30. Angoni apaphata says:

    Are you that ignorant? Did you not see the floods caused by excessive rain? If not why were you asking for help to assist people diversly affected by heavy rain? And the same God you are asking for rain does he agree with homosexuality?

  31. mboholi says:

    God is longer part of your prayer,you have sold our country to the donor community.APM be like your brother Bingu who was able to stand on his on without being pressurized. sorry APM

  32. Big says:

    Machimo ali tho! mwati mukupemphelera mvula. God is not interested with your gathering but change of behavior. Achimphamaso inu mwayambapo mwafuna nkhope ya Mulungu and declare nation day of confession to God

  33. drakes says:

    Congratulations Malawi and President Peter Mutharika , thats the way we need God first in everything . We need to humble ourselves before God and get our nation be counted by God then things will be alright6 for us.

  34. Epha says:

    Where was Prophet Bushiri? Am told he has the power to ask god to bring oil on peoples hands? kkkk Why can’t he pray for rain in Malawi instead of bosting by buying planes? Planes really? for his family? Look Bushiri Malawians wants rain, Can’t you perform your miracles here? if you can walk in air what is rain? Comon!! If you can pray for rain and it falls I will definately follow you but right now bllllllllllllllll

  35. Mtumbuka says:

    Mr President, its either u depend on GOD for rains and leave Msonda alone or accept gays and depend on donors but forget rains…… the choice is yours Prof…… ma donor fortunately alibe mvula….. and see what is happening kwao komweko…..

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/01/06/alabama-top-justice-orders-judges-not-to-issue-gay-marriage-licenses.html

  36. 2016 welcome says:

    Iniquity, iniquity but solemn assemblies. Even when the Israellites combined iniquities and solemn assemblies God didn’t hearken their prayers. God does not tolerate a people who take delight in sinful life. Isaiah 1v13

  37. 2016 welcome says:

    Iniquity, iniquity but solemn assemblies . God does not tolerate symbolism.Even when the Israellites combined iniquities and solemn assemblies God did not hearken them. Read the book of Isaiah 1v13

  38. mwanga1 says:

    APM if you continue advo advocating for gay rights God will not answer your prayers. God hates double standards.

  39. Truck says:

    MOST CALAMITIES ARE COMING TO MALAWI DUE TO CASHGATE AND KILLING OF INNOCENT PEOPLE LIKE ISSA NJAUJE AND THE ISSUE OF GAY GOD IS VERY CROSS WITH THIS THINGS THATS WHY THERE IS NO RAIN AND YOU CANT PRAY FOR RAIN WHILE CASHGATE PEOPLE ARE ON A LOOSE AND YOU ARE ALLOWING GAY ISSUE IT WONT WORK

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