By Kondanani Chilimunthaka – Malawi Exclusive
Malawi President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has appealed to Malawian believers to pray and fast asking God to end prolonged dry spells.
In a statement released by the Presidential Press Secretary Anthony Kasunda on Thursday, December 30, 2021, President Chakwera urges all believers and faith communities across the country to pray that the dry spell comes to an end by dedicating the first 7 days of the New Year to such prayers.
The statement further said the period of prayers include fasting from Saturday January 1, to Friday January 7,2022, and that the arrangement is allowing every believer to have individual or group prayer sessions.
The President has since called on all mother bodies of all faith groups to encourage such prayers.
Malawi is currently experiencing prolonged dry spell with some crops which were planted few weeks ago when other parts of the country had rains wilting while others drying up which can have a great negative impact on the season’s farming activities.
“His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic
of Malawi is calling on all believers and faith communities across the country to dedicate the first 7 days of the New Year to pray for the end of the dry spell currently being experienced in the country which could impact on the next farming season. The 7 day period of prayer, which includes fasting, covers each day of the week, from Saturday, the 1st of January 2022 to Friday, the 7th of January 2022. This arrangement allows believers to have individual as well as group prayer sessions. The President, therefore, calls on the mother bodies of all faith groups to encourage their communities to pray together whenever they meet for worship on their designated holy days.” Reads the Statement in part.