The Christian community in Zambia on Friday, March 4, 2016 converged at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross to celebrate an annual event in the Christian calendar the World Day of Prayer.
The event aimed at bringing together Christians in one place creates an opportunity for Christians to pray for various concerns of the world from each individual country.
The World Day of Prayer in Zambia was hosted by the United Church of Zambia (UCZ) under the theme “Receive children, receive me”.
The service which stared at 14 hours graced by Zambia’s Vice-President Inonge Wina, was characterized by song, dance and intercession with the main sermon delivered by UCZ General Secretary Rev Peggy Kabonde.
In delivering her sermon after reading from the book of Isaiah 36:3-4, Rev Kabonde said there is need for the country to start reflecting on feminine sensitivity, wisdom of femininity if women have to make an impact in society.
“Whoever welcomes a child welcomes Jesus in accordance with the word of God. We therefore need to raise children in a responsible way so that we can have responsible adults in society,” she said.
The Vice –President Inonge Wina in her speech called on parents and guardians to avoid exposing children to any form of physical or emotional violence that rob their right to enjoy life.
She assured the church that Government will continue providing an enabling environment to ensure that the national day of prayer becomes a success and benefits the country.
The prayer lines for this year’s commemoration were drawn from Cuba. Various representatives prayed for that country’s education sector, the women and children.
Other notable clergy at the event included representatives from the three church mother bodies, CCZ, EFZ and ZEC.