The Zambian community living in Malawi on October 18, 2015 commemorated their country’s National Day of Prayer and Fasting at Capital City Baptist Church in Lilongwe.
Zambian President Edgar Lungu set the day to pray for social-economic problems the country is currently facing.
Speaking after the prayers, Zambia High Commissioner Salome Mwaansuku said her country is facing a number of problems which need God’s intervention.
“Unemployment among the youth is high, the economic status is not good and even respect for the elders by youths is no longer there,” she said.
Mwaansuku expressed hope that God would answer them as she quoted Matthew 7 verse 7 which says: “Ask and it shall be given, seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be open unto you.”
Although Zambia is blessed with natural resources, Mwaansuku said they are not utilised the way the country expects and encouraged Zambians to help contribute to the country’s economic growth.
Representative of the Association of Zambians in Malawi, Pastor Eugene Chinunga, commended Lungu for initiating the prayers.
The theme was ‘Zambia Will Rise Again’.