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.
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