Zambia’s National Day of Prayer 2019
Zambia observes October 18th as a Day of Prayer, Repentance and Reconciliation.October 21st, 2019
Zambia’s Ambassador to Germany, H.E. Mr Anthony Mukwita, honored the National Day of Prayer on October 18th, at the International Christian Church, in Berlin.
National Prayer Day is a public holiday in Zambia for national prayer, fasting, repentance and reconciliation. As Zambia faced devastating impacts from the effects of climate change during the 2014/2015 rainy season, President Lungu called on Zambians to seek God’s loving intervention and declared the 18th October as a public holiday. Each year the holiday has a different title and for 2019 it is Receiving Times of Refreshing from the presence of the Lord through Reconciliation with one another and the environment for a prosperous Zambia.
Ambassador Mukwita held a speech at the church in Berlin calling the Zambian community, as well as other nationalities such as the Ghanaian and Nigerian, to pray in unity. He stated that repentance and reconciliation must be proclaimed publicly for them to have meaning and an impact. The Zambian Ambassador in Germany stated that, “As Zambians, we believe our peace and stability is due to divine intervention, that is why Zambia is a beacon of peace”.
The Minister of Zambia explained that the National Day of Prayer offers politicians an opportunity to bury their differences and reconcile with their political opponents. The purpose of the celebration is to unite the community in a joint effort to reconcile and reflect on the needs of the country, especially now that the country faces the consequences of climate change and a resurgence of political violence.