Church in Zimbabwe calls for international day of prayer
“The call comes as Christians in the country said they feared genocide, and a call was made for an international arms embargo against the country.”
By Dan Wooding
April 23 Zimbabwe (ANS)-According to the British website www.ekklesia.co.uk, the Anglican Church in Zimbabwe has asked Christians around the world to focus their prayers this Sunday on the critical situation in the country.
Making the call, Rev Bob Stumbles, Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Harare, described Zimbabwe as “a nation in dire distress and teetering on the brink of human disaster.”
It needs to be rescued from violence, the concealing and juggling of election results, deceit, oppression and corruption, to bring about righteousness, joy, peace, compassion, honesty, justice, democracy and freedom from fear and want, the chancellor said.
“Let the cry for help touch your heart and mind. Let it move you to do what you can immediately to ensure this Day of Prayer takes place in your country and neighborhood.
“May a continual, strong stream of prayer and supplication flow up to the Lord on behalf of all the people on this Day of Prayer, exhorting His divine intervention throughout the nation.”
The Ekklesia story concluded, “The call comes as Christians in the country said they feared genocide, and a call was made for an international arms embargo against the country.”