Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

29 November 2012

Tanzania: Christians Gather for National Prayers

ON Thursday, Christian faithful in the country will gather in Mapinga on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam to conduct special prayers for the nation.

Speaking to reporters in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Bishop Charles Gadi who is the chairman of Good News For all ministries said that the main agenda of the prayers will be to pray for peace in the country and the erratic weather and climatic conditions.

He said that the three day prayer meeting is the culmination of a national 1000 days prayer programme which kicked off in February this year, and that so far they have conducted seven major prayer meetings.

"In this continuous programme, we have managed to hold five of the prayer meetings in Dar es Salaam at the Biafra grounds, where we prayed for rain and a peaceful solution to most problems facing the country," he said.

Bishop Gadi said that since they started this prayer programme, they have managed to cover 300 days although they have been faced with various challenges. He said that they have highlighted special areas to cover in their prayers, mentioning some of them as based on the economy of the country, education, health, morality, spiritual, peace and harmony among others.

He further said that faithful who are involved in the prayers are preparing for the prayer meeting through prayers and fasting for the three days. He said that in Katavi region, they held prayers on the 30th of October this year, where faithful prayed for the availability of rain, and that God answered their prayers and the region recorded impressive rains.

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