WE SHOULD continue acknowledging God’s grace and faithfulness in our country because we have witnessed his power even in times we thought all hope was lost but the invisible and loving hand of the Lord has continuously held us together, President Lungu has said.
And President Lungu yesterday laid a foundation stone for the commencement of construction works of the US $10 million inter-denominational House of National Prayers at the Woodlands Forest Reserve in Lusaka.
Speaking at this year’s national day of prayer, fasting, repentance and reconciliation whose theme was “promoting reconciliation and healing, celebrating unity in diversity”, President Lungu said Zambians had witnessed God’s hand in his intervention in the challenges that faced the country.
He said last year’s prayers for peaceful elections and tranquillity in the country were not in vain as God responded positively by granting Zambians their desire in peaceful elections.
The Head of State urged Zambians to seek God’s guidance, saying the One Zambia One Nation motto was the faithful proclamation of the goal of having a united and prosperous Zambia.
And President Lungu yesterday laid a foundation stone for the commencement of construction works of the US $10 million inter-denominations House of National Prayers at the Woodlands Forest Reserve in Lusaka.
President Lungu said the laying of the foundation stone signified the desired goal of actualising the national day of prayer and recommitment of the nation to God and called on all Zambians to fully support the construction of the National House of Prayer.
Meanwhile, National House of Prayer advisory board chairperson, Joshua Banda, said the board remained committed to help sustain the Christian duty in the country by ensuring that the sanctuary was constructed.
Bishop Banda said the board was committed to ensuring that the 10,000-seater sanctuary fulfilled its the national ideals of Christianity.
First Republican President, Kenneth Kaunda, Fourth Republican President, Rupiah Banda and First Lady, Esther Lungu, attended the national day of prayer.
Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini, Secretary to Cabinet, Roland Msiska, defence and security chiefs, and senior Government officials were among the people present at the event.