President Peter Mutharika on Friday emphasised the need for Malawians to fear the Lord, have faith in God and love one another in order to move the nation to greater heights.
Speaking during the launch of a night of prayer organised by the Living Waters Church at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre, Mutharika said there are so many challenges that are afflicting Malawians, such as the killings of innocent people, climate change and crop failure that have brought fear to the lives of humankind and their future.
He said, during the prayers deemed the first night of prayer to engage a Malawi leader, time has come that every challenge demanded a sense of duty and responsibility emanating from fearing the Lord, trusting in God and loving one another.
Said Mutharika: “It is these fundamental spiritual principles that would ensure that all challenges are overcome and that Malawi becomes a prosperous nation.
“The Bible tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom but sometimes we fear evil because we are engaged in a war between good and bad.”
Reading from Timothy 1:7, Mutharika observed that God has not given people the spirit of fear but that of power, love and sound of mind. Founder of Living Water Church, Apostle Stanley Ndlovi said the fear of the Lord surpasses everything and that through prayers and intersession God is likely to see Malawi through.
“The prayers signify that Malawi is a God-fearing nation and the country will prosper in all areas of development because we pray to God who listens to our prayers,” he said.