Evangelical Association of Malawi calls on Christians to pray and fast for the betterment of the country’s economy – Malawi Nyasa Times
The Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) is calling on all Christians and people of good will to 21 Days of Prayer for Thanksgiving as well as various national matters which include asking Almighty God to spiritually guide the authorities in improving the country’s economy.
In the call to prayer, issued by EAM General Secretary, Reverend Francis Mkandawire, said other national issues to be prayed for include the 4th meeting of the 49th Session of Parliament to ask the All -Powerful “to guide legislators to prioritize bills aimed at national development and not partisan affiliations”.
“Pray for the fear of the Lord upon MPs and that all efforts to destroy the divine heritage of Malawi through the enactment of ungodly laws will be thwarted by God,” the announcement reads.
The special prayers should also ask the Lord to provide the country with sufficient rains for the 2021/2022 season to ensure that “the country will have enough rains for a bumper harvest of food and cash crops.”
Christians should also pray for the country to be spared from floods and all forms of natural disasters and also for a smooth and timely implementation of the Agricultural Inputs Program (AIP) for the benefit of the rural masses.
Actors should also include the kidnappings and victimization of innocent people as well as suicides which have recently increased in the country,” and churches should “provide the necessary spiritual support and grace for people to resolve their issues without committing suicide.”
Thanksgiving prayers also aim to reduce new cases of CoVID-19; his related deaths and the impact he had on the country’s economy.
CoVID-19 has greatly exacerbated cases of extreme mental health cases which has led to a 57% increase in suicide cases in 2020 due to loss of hope in the face of problems resulting from the pandemic.
Police records indicate that in 2019 around 116 people took their own lives while 182 people were recorded in 2020, representing a 57% increase.
And from the trajectory, analysts are predicting that the numbers are likely to increase by the end of 2021 and of those numbers, 92% are male and 8% are female – hence EAM’s call to special prayers to pray for God to intervene.
The Thanksgiving prayers follow EAM’s successful hosting of international evangelist Andrew Palau’s Love Malawi Festival held in October in Blantyre, which was the second after the first successful event held in Lilongwe in 2016.
The 21-day Thanksgiving prayer began Monday August 15 to December 5 during which people are asked to gather early in the morning, at lunchtime and in the evening in churches, homes and places of worship. work to pray and “those who can afford to pray and fast for our beloved nation, Malawi, are encouraged to do so”.
Joint interfaith prayers are scheduled for Saturday, December 4 in Lilongwe at the downtown Botanic Gardens near Parliament and in all districts across the country from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The following day, December 5, they are at the Blantyre Baptist Church in Chichiri near the Independence Arch and in Mzuzu at the CCAP Church of St. Andrew from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“Church leaders in the respective districts are called to come together and organize the interfaith prayer meetings in their areas,” the announcement said.
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