Evangelical Association organises week of prayers for Malawi

In a bid to show solidarity to the country’s leadership, the Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) has organised a week of prayers for peace and prosperity as the country commemorates 48 years
of independence next week.

The week of prayers will start on Sunday, July 1 and will run through Friday, July 6, the day Malawi gained her independence from Britain.

Government announced that due to lack of financial muscle, Malawians will this year commemorate their independence anniversary celebrations with a national service of worship different from the usual pomp.

EAM says in a statement it applauds President Joyce Banda for her decision to set the Independence Day as a day of prayers for Malawi.

Rev Francis Mkandawire

“Our country is passing through a critical phase of political and economical transition… we would like to commend the state president for such a decision to take a moment to thank the Lord Almighty for what He has done for us and call for His continued involvement in the affairs of our beloved nation of Malawi,” says the statement signed its General Secretary, Rev Francis Mkandawire.

From Sunday (July 1) until Friday (July 6), EAC calls on all Christians in the country to pray three times a day in their churches and homes.

EAC urges Christians to pray every morning from 5:00am to 6:00am, then over lunch from 2:00pm to 13:00pm and finally in the evening from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

“We urge leaders and Christians in general to open up church premises and homes for the prayers,” urges EAM in the statement circulated in all churches across the country.

On 6th July, EAM is calling for interdenominational prayer rallies to be held in all district central venues in the country such as churches and community halls to be led by church leaders.

“Those in position to fast and pray are encouraged to do so,” it says.

EAM also appreciates the efforts by the country’s leadership to turn Malawi back on the road to prosperity.

EAM has proposed a number of topics that could be included as possible prayers. They include thanks giving and praise to God for the peaceful political transition and praying for the current leadership for wisdom and discernment.

Also to pray for God’s divine favour on the leaders as they strive to revive the country’s economy and to pray for unity for all Malawians regardless of tribal, political and religious differences.

However, apart from praying Malawians will still be entertained to a friendly international football match between the Flames and African champions, Chipolopolo of Zambia at the Kamuzu stadium.

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