Arron Nyamayaro, H-Metro Reporter
CHURCH leaders have urged people to take heed the call by His Excellency President Mnangagwa to unite in prayer and fasting TODAY for national healing.
Several church leaders yesterday expressed their joy for fasting and national prayer announced by President where the nation is expected to bow before God for healing against Covid-19.
Apostle Stephen Mangwanya of New United Apostolic Faith Church urged people to subject themselves to higher powers saying President Mnangagwa’s call is God’s voice to Zimbabwe for national healing.
“In every facet of life there is one appointed to lead similar to family set up where we have the father, mother and children,” said Apostle Mangwanya.
“God created heaven and earth in a family set up where he involved his son and the Holy Spirit.
“The three have different roles and they work in unity and the call by His Excellency President Mnangagwa for prayer is highly commendable and we urge people to take heed the call for the good of the nation.
“Whenever people hear about prayer they must forget about their political and religious differences to unite against the common enemy which is C9ovid-19 and economic healing.
“God ordains every nation’s authority and in this case President Mnangagwa was given the grace to rule Zimbabwe and his voice is coming from God.
“Whosoever resists the power resists the ordinance of God and those that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
“For rulers are not a terror to good works but to the evil and does not bear a sword in vain for he is the minister of God,” said Apostle Mangwanya quoting Scriptures from the Bible book of Romans chapter 13.
Apostle Mangwanya went on to describe true fasting as a voice to be heard on high.
“President Mnangagwa is on the right direction and he exercised this through the amnesty that saw prisoners being released and given chance to new life,” said Apostle Mangwanya.
“True fasting recorded in the book of Isiah 58 speaks about releasing of those in captives, feeding the poor and breaking every yoke.
“Amai Mnangagwa is visiting every corner feeding the disadvantaged and the poor which is God’s ministry so the call for national prayer and fasting is the voice of God to Zimbabweans for national healing,” said Apostle Mangwanya.
Pastor Paul Adogamhe, 39, of Omega Fire Ministries International said the nation is blessed when there is peace urging people to pray for nation healing and leadership.
“The call for national prayer and fasting by His Excellency President Mnangagwa gives the nation an opportunity to remain peaceful and enjoy God given resources,” said Pastor Adogamhe.
“The nation is being called to pray for peace when you see political leaders uniting with church against any sabotage or pandemic that has taken lives of many.
“Peace when lost it takes many lives to regain it so we are urging people to take the call by President Mnangagwa as an opportunity to pray for peace and against Covid-19.
“If Covid-19 has forced people in all nations to stay home how good is it when the President calls for people to seek God’s face.
“Our ministry is happy with the call and we have urged all our members and followers in various nations to join us tomorrow (today) in interceding for Zimbabwe,” said Pastor Adogamhe.
Reverend Sam Malunga of Tehillar Christian Network echoed the same sentiments saying Zimbabwe is a Christian nation and its wars are best won through spiritual intervention.
“The nation is fighting Covid-19 along with economic sabotages and such challenges are won through prayer and fasting and the call for this by His Excellency shows that God want to heal our nation,” said Rev Malunga.
President Mnangagwa announced Monday 15th of June 2020 as the Day of fasting and national prayer and is expecting to lead a church service today at the State House.