Zimbabwean women pray for peace throughout the country. The Southern African state is preparing for national elections under a new constitution., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Let’s co-exist, tolerate each other: First Lady
Friday, 26 October 2012 06:32
PRAYERS play a pivotal role in maintaining peace and stability, the First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe has said. In a speech read on her behalf by Women, Gender and Community Development Minister Olivia Muchena to mark the World Prayer Day Silver Jubilee Celebrations in Harare yesterday, Amai Mugabe urged the nation to maintain peace in the country.
She urged people to co-exist and tolerate each other.
The celebrations were held under the theme “Pray without Ceasing” and were attended by women from various denominations across the country.
“This is an important day to us as we celebrate the World Prayer Day Silver Jubilee in Zimbabwe.
“Some people do not realise the importance of prayers in our country. The peace and stability that we are enjoying in the country are attributable to the prayers by the women of Zimbabwe.
“Prayers change our lives and such power should not be under estimated,” she said.
Amai Mugabe urged people to respect and praise God for them to receive more blessings.
WPD chairperson for Greater Harare province Ms Shumirai Ndaveni said it was important to pray to overcome challenges in life.
With God, said Ms Ndaveni, nothing was impossible.
“We are happy that we have attained 50 years of praying in Zimbabwe. It is important to put God first in everything that we do,” she said.
Ms Ndaveni said they prayed for their prosperity and the nation at large.
She said they wanted to be recognised in all national issues such as empowerment programmes that are taking place in the country.
“We pray to overcome challenges in life and for us to be able to do our own things. We also want to be empowered as women,” said Ms Ndaveni.
She said they had invited delegates from the region to be part of the Silver Jubilee celebrations.
Regional delegates who attended the celebrations came from South Africa, Ghana, Angola, Zambia and Botswana.
Also present at the celebrations were Deputy Priminister Thokozani Khupe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s wife Ms Elizabeth Macheka.