Ministry holds national prayers over Lake Malawi wrangles, gay rights and rains

Jesus is Coming Soon Ministries has lined-up national prayers in all four regions of the country with issues of gay rights, Lake Dispute between Malawi and Tanzania as well as looming drought topping the agenda.

The Blantyre-based Ministry holds its first prayers at Robins Park on Sunday before moving to Great Hall in Zomba on December 8th with Lilongwe and Mzuzu next.

Apostol Stephano Phiri disclosed in an interview with Nyasa Times that the prayers came about following God’s revelation on the matters concerning the nation.

Phiri said the prayers would, apart from addressing Malawi and Tanzania lake wrangles, gay rights and drought, seek to draw the country towards God’s grace, which he said expires on December 31st this year.

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“Government has to speak strongly on the Lake Malawi dispute because God has assured the nation that no matter what happens, the lake belongs to this country and if Tanzania seeks war He will favor Malawi. God will use government not church for Malawi to reclaim the lake,” explained Phiri.

The Apostol added: “Gays are not enemies, as God’s children we need to show them love and direct them to His sanctuary. Malawi is not ready for gay marriages unless it renounces its position towards God. We say Malawians are God Fearing people, then why enacting something which He outlawed? The country has lost its direction and has to trace its ways back to God”.

According to Phiri, the Ministry has spent over K500, 000 to organize the prayers and was quick to say the initiative is not aimed at scheming people or as money making ploy.

“There are a lot of pastors who are in this ministry just for money but that is not the case with me. I didn’t want to advertise for assistance just to assure the nation that it’s about God’s work. If people are to help, that should be their own willingness.

“Right now people in the country are acting under God’s grace and there is a need for us to renew our faith and reposition ourselves towards God because His Grace expires on December 31st. There is rate of teen age prostitution, pornography even young girls’ are posing naked in newspapers these day, a sign of end of times. God has many ways to shake this nation and we need to trade carefully on our position on some of these issues”.

He further said the prayers will also put a focus on the rain problem the country is currently experiencing due to what is scientifically termed as environmental change.

Apart from the prayers, there will different gospel artists to spice up the event in the likes of Thoko Katimba, Yasin Jenala, Hope Praise Team and Bishop Windo among others.

“This is the time Malawi come together to pray to God for His grace and intervention on matters affecting our society. We have invited people from various sectors including presidents of all political parties in the country, pastors from other churches as well as business captains. It’s our hope that at the end of the day Malawi will obtain God’s grace again,” he added.

The national prayers come just days after members of clergy from different denomination under the Pastors Fraternal of Chilumba in karonga held prayers to seek divine intervention on current dispute between Malawi and Tanzania over Lake Malawi.

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