CHAVUMA district commissioner Benjamin Mufunga says it is encouraging to see Zambians unite in prayer regardless of their different denominations for the purpose of promoting peace, unity and reconciliation.
Mr. Mufunga said this on Tuesday during a church service to mark the National Day of Prayer, Fasting and Reconciliation held at Chavuma Day Secondary School.
He said the event was an important occasion for all well- meaning Zambians to pray together and ask God to redeem the country in many areas that need divine intervention.
Mr. Mufunga urged the people from various denominations to pray for peace, unity, reconciliation and economic recovery, among several others.
He said all God-fearing people should take the day seriously and remember national, regional and district leaders in the country to make wise decisions that will make Zambia a haven of peace and a better country for its citizens.
In a related development, Mongu Diocese Bishop Chinyama Chinyemba has called on Christians to engage God in every aspect of their lives.
Right Reverend Chinyemba said all plans done without the involvement of God will not yield the desired results.
He said this during mass at Mother of Christ parish in Chavuma in which the Catholic Church celebrated the life of St. Ignicious of Antioch, a martyr and bishop.
Rt. Rev. Chinyemba urged Christians to remain steadfast, faithful to the gospel and emulate St. Ignicious who gave up his life for the sake of Christ.
Bishop Chinyemba, who was in the district to visit the clergy who served in Mongu diocese, was accompanied by Vicar General Fr. James Connolly.
And district commissioner Mufunga thanked the church for its pivotal role in promoting peace and unity in the country.
Mr. Mufunga said Government was happy with the church’s contribution towards the wellbeing of Chavuma district through the promotion of social justice and for healing the hearts of many through the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.