Malawi’s Mutharika acknowledges God’s omnipotence, in rain prayer call

President Peter Mutharika has acknowledged God’s omnipotence by appealing to faith leaders in the country to dedicate three days, starting Friday to Sunday, to prayers for good rains and bumper harvest.

President Mutharika and First Lady at Living Waters Church night of prayers on Friday
President Mutharika and First Lady: Let’s have special prayers

Presidential spokesman Mgeme Kalilani said in a statement emailed to Nyasa Times that Mutharika is also calling on religious leaders to pray for protection of all people during the forthcoming festive season.

“The President is also calling upon the religious leaders to pray for the enemies of our land: hunger, disease and envy, so that we all live together in unity for the betterment of our country,” the State House statement reads.

The statement cited verses from the Holy Bible used by Christians and the Holy Quran for the Moslems.

In the Bible he quoted the book of James 5:18, New International Version (NIV): ‘‘Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops’’.

And; The Quran Mutharika quotes Surah 71:11-12: ‘‘He [Allah] will send down upon you the cloud, pouring down abundance of rain; and help you with wealth and sons. And make for you gardens, and make for you rivers’’.

The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services (MET) has since predicted fairly widespread rainfall associated with locally heavy downpours over the country in the first week of this month.

“During the first week of December the main rain bearing system namely, the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is evident over Southern Tanzania and occasionally slides to the northern tip of  Malawi affecting  the northern parts of the country before getting fully established over Malawi either during the second or third week of December,” reads the statement issued by MET director Jolamu Nkhokwe.

He said during the period January to March 2017, the greater part of the country is expected to experience normal to above normal rainfall amounts.

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5 years ago

Remember ”when the righteous rule people rejoice but when the wicked rule the nation perishes.” You need to save God and only one God then the weeping of our nation will stop. You cant save two masters.

5 years ago

While acknowledging Gods powers, it is foolhardy to surrender reason to something supernatural particularly that God already so blessed Malawi with vast bodies of water that if properly harnessed there would be no need to heavily rely on rain fed agriculture. The biggest problem Malawi is cursed with is leadership malaise.

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5 years ago
Reply to  Nankununkha

Is this a new venture for him -political pastoralism?. When the president announces prayers over his captive radio station without consultations with the pastors themselves then we have political prayers. Political prayers simply imposed and will not solve our largely self inflicted problems.

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