ED Sets June 15 As National Prayer Day
11 June 2020
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President Emmerson Mnangagwa has set aside 15 June as the national day of prayer adding that he hopes the nations would join him in prayer as he invites Christ to help Zimbabwe fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

This was revealed in a statement which reads:

As your President during this very difficult season in which our nation and indeed the world face the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am humbled to invite you all in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to take time in prayer and fasting as a nation before the almighty God to seek his mercy, wisdom, help and healing to overcome this deadly pandemic. In doing so we however diligently continue to observe every precaution necessary to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

Quoting the scriptures, Mnangagwa said:

The Lord joins us through his words in King Solomon in 2nd Chronicles Chapter 7 verse 13 -15 which reads; If I send pestilence among my people and my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways then I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes shall be open, and my ears attend to the prayer that is made in this place

Standing on this scripture, I, therefore, proclaim 15 June 2020 as The Presidential National Day of Prayer and Fasting. I also urge all on this day, to join us in giving up some meals in fasting. It will be best to arrange in this service as families, small, groups or church services not exceeding 50 people, and observing the precautions we have been taking to the prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.”