KABWATA Member of Parliament Given Lubinda has asked the Church to pray for President Edgar Lungu in his quest to deliver and improve the socio-economic status of Zambians.
Mr. Lubinda noted that the Church was a critical stakeholder in promoting morality in the country.
He said President Lungu needed prayers and guidance from the Church, so that he could continue governing the country on biblical principles and deliver the much needed development to Zambians.
Mr Lubinda was speaking when he attended a Church service at St. Peters Catholic Church in Kabwata’s Jack Compound yesterday.
“There is need for the Church to counsel and give guidance to our President and the government especially during this post-election period in order to secure the interests of Zambians. As leaders, we need to be guided by the Spirit of God. Otherwise, we could go astray,” Mr. Lubinda said.
And Father Steven Mwape assured President Lungu of continued support and prayers.
Fr. Mwape described the Head of State as God’s blessing to the people of Zambia.
He urged the President to continue being humble and preach peace and unity in the country.
“As the Church, our prayer is that God bless President Lungu and give him wisdom so that he can deliver development in this country. If the hand of God is on him, he will accomplish what God has planned for him to deliver to Zambians. May God give him abundant life and protect him always.
“The President has proved that he is a lover of peace and so urged him to continue preaching peace and uniting the nation. He is now the father of the all Zambians, including those who did not vote for him. Let him continue to show love equally to every Zambian in every part of this country,” Fr. Mwape said.
He stated also that the Church would continue to praying for opposition leaders as they also played an important role in the well-being of the country.
“We will also continue to pray for the opposition because they are also our leaders and they have an important role to play in as far as the country’s development is concerned. Above all, they are Zambians and they need prayers too.