Zambia – currently facing an economic crisis – came together for a day of prayer and fasting on October 18th, to pray for the revival of the nation and ask God to set their country on track.
“I wish to thank the Almighty God for allowing us to assemble and observe the day of repentance, reconciliation, prayer, and fasting,” President Edgar Lungu said in his public address. “I personally believe that since we humbled ourselves as a people and have sincerely cried out to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, he has heard our cry, has forgiven our sins, and will surely heal our land.”
Zambia’s faltering economy is blamed on the falling price of its main export – copper, and also on droughts driving up the prices of crops, and to water shortages and the consequently reduced capacity of hydro-electric power plants to produce electricity. Football matches were cancelled, while nightclubs and bars were closed on the day of prayer, in a country where 90 percent of its population is Christian, out of which 68 percent are Protestants, and 21 percent are Catholics. “God is a God of miracles and if we ask him, he will bless us,” International Fellowship of Christian Churches in Zambia (IFCC) President Simon Chihana, told AFP.
Source: Zambia Daily Mail; Christianity Daily
Reading: Psalm 85
PRAISE God that a nation has come before God in repentance and supplication.
PRAY His glory be seen.