By Nation Reporter
OCTOBER 18 should not be perceived to be a political platform but a way of uniting the nation and seeking God’s intervention in various challenges the country is going through, Copperbelt Province permanent secretary Howard Sikwela has said.
Reverend Sikwela said it would be wrong for any Zambian to politicize the day because the decision by President Edgar Lungu to declare October 18 as a National Day of Prayer was aimed at bringing Zambians together to seek God’s intervention in addressing the various challenges the country was facing.
Speaking on Tuesday during the National Day of Prayers held at the Copperbelt University (CBU) in Kitwe, Reverend Sikwela said Zambians should have faith that God would intervene and perform miracles for the country through the prayers.
“I know that things to do with prayers always have opposition to restrain people from participating in it, but I think there is need for people to have faith that God will work miracles for Zambia because there is nothing impossible with God.
“This is why this day of prayers should not be perceived to be a political issue, but should be seen as a way of uniting the nation and seeking God’s intervention in various challenges and problems the country was going through,” Rev Sikwela said.
He said the day was important for the young and old to re-dedicate the country into God’s hands because it was only himself who could have a final say upon the nation.
Rev Sikwela said prayers did not only need God to give audience and counsel to political leaders, but also to spiritual and traditional leaders so that the nation did not get blown off from one end to the other.
“Let us all believe that God is going to do something wonderful for the country through faith for where two or more are gathered God is there, so our prayers will not be in vain,” he said