WEF and CCN to host national prayer day

16 Mar 2017 11:10am
WINDHOEK, 16 MAR (NAMPA) – The Windhoek Ecumenical Forum (WEF) in collaboration with the Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN) will conduct a national prayer day in Windhoek on Sunday.
The prayer session will be held at the Gateway Conference Centre in Khomasdal from 14h00 to 18h00.
Addressing the media here on Wednesday, Reverend Lorenst Kuzatjike of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia, who is WEF chairperson, said beside targeted interventions by the churches, the country and the world at large are still in anguish of moral decay and socio-economic and financial decline.
“At this particular time in history of our country, it is demanded from the church not to merely recognise the problems but it should act, and act boldly and decisively in transforming the nation,” said Kuzatjike.
The event aims to bring all Christians from various denominations and churches, Government, corporate bodies, non-governmental organisations, traditional leaders and others involved in the management of national institutions together and pray for change.
He said the current national uncertainties beg for a robust intervention by churches in ensuring peace, reconciliation and stability.
“It is time for intense weapons of warfare to be put into gear and the believers’ arsenal of weapon is prayer,” said the chairperson.
CCN General Secretary, Maria Kapere added that the prayer day will be inclusive of all Christians and everyone else who would like to attend.
Other committee members echoed similar sentiments that the prayer day is a continuation of the former president’s initiative to pray for national issues.
A national prayer was held in Windhoek’s Sam Nujoma Stadium in 2014 to pray for an end to gender-based violence on request of former president Hifikepunye Pohamba.