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BT Mayor calls for steadfastness in prayer

Written by  Lydia Kalonde
Time to Praise the Lord as Ndipo and Blantyre Ward Councillors raises hands as a sign of humility to God - Pic by Mayamiko Wallace Time to Praise the Lord as Ndipo and Blantyre Ward Councillors raises hands as a sign of humility to God - Pic by Mayamiko Wallace

Blantyre, November 22, 2017: Blantyre City Council Mayor, Wild Ndipo, has called upon residents to remain steadfast in prayer and cultivate unity of purpose for the growth and prosperity of the bustling commercial city.

Ndipo said despite having different religions and political affiliations, residents of the city need to unite and put God first in their day to day activities for the advancement of development in Blantyre.

The Blantyre City father made the remarks on Tuesday at COMESA Hall in Blantyre during the day of worship for Blantyre City organised by the Blantyre City Council (BCC) under the theme: ‘A praying city is a peaceful and blessed city.’

“It is our responsibility to pray for our cities, our families and government. We need to ask ourselves if we are living a peaceful life – are we praying hard and enough for this beautiful city of ours?

“Let’s work together in praying for peace and harmony that we cherish so that meaningful development continues to reign in this place,” Ndipo said.

He added that the world is changing everyday and that there was a lot of fear in people’s lives, saying things can change for the better if God is asked to intervene and take charge of the affairs.

The Mayor, therefore, assured residents of the city of his continued commitment to ensuring delivery of good quality services. He also appealed to city residents to pay city rates for the smooth operations of the city council.

In his remarks, Bishop Geoffrey Matoga of Faith of God Church, said the prayers were necessary considering the daily challenges people were facing which could only be lessened through divine intervention.

Matoga said as human beings, people were limited to what they could do as such it was only through God’s help that people and residents of the city in particular could do great things for the City of Blantyre.

The prayers were attracted different religious denominations and choirs.

During the prayer service, the Mayor read the second reading from the book of Matthew 5: 13 – 16.

Meanwhile, the prayer session also dedicated to God the State President and the First Lady, Parliament, Judiciary, Civil Service, good rains, security, safety from  accidents, disaster and disturbances, among others.

The offering during the prayers amounted to K131, 000 and has since been donated to the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital’s, Cancer Unit.

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