Only forces of evil would oppose prayer – Chanda

Zambia's High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba being congratulated by PF deputy Chairman for Media Committee Sunday Chanda during the swearing -In-Ceremony at State House on May 4,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
Zambia's High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba being congratulated by PF deputy Chairman for Media Committee Sunday Chanda during the swearing -In-Ceremony at State House on May 4,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

PATRIOTIC Front (PF) vice-chairperson for publicity Sunday Chanda says only forces of evil would oppose the national day of prayer and fasting.
Mr Chanda said the PF has observed with grave concern that some leaders in the opposition are extending politics to matters that concern God.
“It is sad that some of the rich in our country seek to play politics with God by blatantly scorning and mocking the national day of prayer.
“We wish to advise them that God is never mocked and the earlier they humble themselves the better for them and their aspirations to lead a nation given to faith,” Mr Chanda said.
He said the attacks by UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema on the national day of prayer set for October 18 declared by President Edgar Lungu should not just be perceived as a question of logical debate but goes to expose the absence of religious principle in his personal life and that of the party he leads.

Mr Chanda said, “We wish to remind the nation that other countries have embraced the national day of Prayer beyond partisan, religious and other divides.
“In the United States, on 5th May 1988, President Ronald Reagan observed as follows: “On our National Day of Prayer, then, we join together as people of many faiths to petition God to show us His mercy and His love, to heal our weariness and uphold our hope, that we might live ever mindful of His justice and thankful for His blessing.”
Mr Chanda said it is in the same regard President Lungu called on all Zambians from all political and religious backgrounds to embrace this important day for the nation.
He said the President did this from the realisation that through prayer the nation takes a moment away from the concerns of everyday life to understand the greater power that gives us guidance.
Mr Chanda said the day is not about President Lungu or PF as a party, but about Zambia and its future.
He appealed to all to come together on October 18 and pray for the nation.
And Evangelical Youth Alliance president Moses Lungu said the day of prayer and fasting is not for an individual but for the people of Zambia to seek divine intervention from God for the challenges the country is facing.
Reverend Lungu urged the people of Zambia to scrutinise some leaders who are against the prayers.


  1. So it was evil for shadreck mishack and abedinego refusing to participate in prayers and worship in the plain of dura.was it evil also for Elijah to mock to mock worshippers of baal who were fasting and praying on mount carmel? Was it evil for Elijah to have killed worshippers of baal? We have been told this day of fasting and prayer is for everyone regardless of religion,that is,the satanists,freemasonry,hindus,muslims,buddists,sangomas etc to do it in their own styles.thats the implication.Besides,president lungu who called for fasting and prayers is not a christian.i understand he is a muslim(i stand to be corrected)perhaps thats the reason he fails to understand that their are preambles to be respected before you call for such an are to be in one accord.sit down with those you have differed with on a round table.confess your faults among yourselves and after achieving reconciliation you then petition God to forgive and bless you.God will never do for man that which man can do for himself.where man ends thats where God starts.

  2. meanwhile mealie meal prices to increase by k15…stop sharpening your mouths to talk about HH and address the current economic crisis we are facing…blaming HH will not reduce the high cost of living ala!!

  3. It is indeed very sad to sunday,the day of prayer on which our Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead. People like SUNDAY Chanda, and the members of the pf party, could disgracefully use it to mock with such indignation and derision, those of there countrymen like HH; albeit being an opposition leader, for expressing an opinion on why he cannot join them in there so called national day of prayer. Are these sentiments and actions appealing or abhorrent to the undecided citizenry?.Is the American reference statutory or was called upon by Reagan, to fulfill an objective in the Lungu and pf style? LORD HELP US.

  4. .if he says no its no-th current economical and social problms ar jst a fulfilmnt of prophecy-xrist is comn soon.u politicians ought to repent

  5. Its not about going to the mountain top and anouncing to the whole world that am here praying. But its about the motive. Tell us what we are praying and fasting for lest we pray amiss. The day is declared but what are we going to be asking God to do for us. If its the free falling Kwacha the answer is in our hands. If its corruption still we have the answer. If its increasing the price of copper still we have the answer.