First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has said amongst the high finances, fashion and entertainment everyone has prayer is crucial element in families and the country as a whole.
She made the remarks at Sunbird Capital Hotel in Lilongwe Friday during the Ladies Fellowship Dinner hosted by the Lingadzi C.C.A.P Praise Team under the theme ‘Woman of Excellency’.
Mutharika said, “My hope is that as we come together for in prayers for our country, we begin to understand the nearness of God – the way He desires to draw people close to Himself and delights in our earnest efforts to spread His message of love and grace with as many people as possible’.
“When women pray, something big will happen. God answers all our prayers,” she said, adding that it was a tragedy to have the family recklessly broken and dreams stolen through activities of insecurity saying it is the wish of every mother to raise children in a peaceful environment.
“As women, we know the disproportionate double risks that violence poses for our gender, as mothers we raise our children in the hope that they will live to their potential,” she explained.
Mutharika urged the women gathered to recognize their individual responsibilities of ensuring that our personal lives and choices align to the values we espouse and want protected in the society.
Happiness Nkhoma who spoke on a gap between older and younger generation said parents are pride they do not want to listen to their kids and kids too are pride they do not want to listen to adults because all of us this we are the best.
On cultural movement, she said as parents they stick so much to cultural things than word of God which is nothing in the eyes of God.
“If we stick to things that are of no value to God like cultural movements, for instance, in the house where there is a funeral why we promote all pictures and yet we take it as part of life, is that pleasing in the hands of God? We will do those things but nothing will change,” Nkhoma explained.
She said children have got their conception of life; they have got different concepts from parents.
During the dinner the First Lady pledged to buy uniforms for the praise.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :