Prayer service to help SA rid itself of corruption
Christians from a number of churches gathered at the Port Alfred Baptist Church on Saturday for a prayer service for SA.
The people gathered in support of the “It’s Time” mass gathering organised by Angus Buchan in Pretoria. The local prayer meeting was organised by Port Alfred Ministers Fraternal, the Nemato Ministers Fraternal and the Christian Men’s Association. The church hall was filled to capacity by the time the service was due to start at 12 noon.
The event was opened by Baptist pastor Joshua de Wit, who welcomed everyone and explained the purpose of the prayer service.
“We are gathered here today to pray about the dire situation of South Africa. We want the Lord to hear our cries. God uses opportunities to take us through tough times in order for us to get closer to him.
“We are facing what we are facing today because of sin, and as citizens of South Africa we need to confess our sins to the Lord,” De Wit said.
The prayer points of the event were: Praying for the president and his initiative to secure investment to boost the economy; for jobs and strengthening our economy as envisaged by the president; for women, their protection and contribution to the country; for God’s mercy on His people; and prayer against corruption and for those responsible for crimes be held accountable.
De Wit added that Christians need to unite and wage spiritual warfare for the country, as SA has never needed Christianity more than it does at this moment to rid itself of corruption.
The prayer started just after 12 noon, and people prayed in different groups, holding hands in unity. They prayed for about 30 minutes, not stopping for any distractions.