The call to prayers by President Lungu is a noble cause that must be supported by Christians who wish God’s blessing for the country, St Ignatius Catholic Parish Priest in Lusaka Fr. John Mwelwa has said.
Speaking during a homily, Fr. Mwelwa said Zambians should be grateful for the peace and tranquility the country was enjoying, which should not be taken for granted because other countries had lost it.
“Many of you have travelled to many countries that have lost the peace we are experiencing in this country and you will know that it is painstaking to restore peace once it is lost.” he said.
Fr Mwelwa expressed regret that pranksters were demeaning the day because the call was serious and deserved the support of Christians.
He acknowledged that Zambia was facing social, economic and political challenges and that these provided all the more reason for Christians to seek God’s guidance in prayer.
God, he said, answered prayers and it was for this reason that believers should take October 18 seriously as a day of worship to dedicate the country and the problems it faced to God.