Speaker joins Zambia in praying and fasting

Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, Rt Hon Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, MP, led the Zambian Parliamentary delegation that is currently in Geneva, Switzerland in praying and fasting for Zambia. 

Interceding from Geneva, on Sunday, 18th October 2015, where the Zambia Parliamentary delegation is participating in the 133rd Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, Speaker Matibini said time had come for all Zambians to seriously examine themselves from an individual and collective perspective in order to turn from ungodly ways.  “There is need to follow what the scripture says in 2 Chronicles Chapter 7 verse 14; if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land”, Dr Matibini said.

And speaking at the same gathering, Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Hon Greyford Monde, MP said Zambia is not the first country to seek the intervention of God. Quoting from Isaiah Chapter 45 verse 22, Hon Monde said Zambia needs to look unto God regardless of association or status in society, in order to be healed.

Earlier, Kasenengwa Member of Parliament, Victoria Kalima reiterated the need to communicate with God in order to be blessed.  She said praying and fasting for the country is necessary like it was in the City of Nineveh where a fast and prayer were proclaimed by decree of the King. Other Members of the Delegation who joined in the prayer and fasting for mother Zambia were Deputy Minister of Tourism and Arts, Hon Esther Banda, MP, Kaoma Central Member of Parliament, Antonio Carlos, Nkana Member of Parliament , Luxon Kazabu, Clerk of the National Assembly Mrs Doris K Mwinga, Deputy Clerk (Administration) Mrs Cecilia Mbewe and staff from the Zambian Mission in Switzerland and the National Assembly of Zambia.

On Friday, September 18, 2015 during the Ceremonial opening of Fifth Session of the Eleventh National Assembly, President Edgar Chagwa Lungu declared 18th October 2015 as a day of National Repentance, Prayer and Fasting.