LILONGWE (MalawiTalk) – Malawians have spoken highly of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri for organising online Inter-Christian Denomination Prayers for Malawi, saying ‘we need unity of purpose in the face of COVID-19 war’.
Bushiri convened online Inter-Church Denomination Prayer for Malawi on Thursday with an aim of creating a platform where men and women of God should come together and pray for the nation facing the pains of Covid-19.
The event featured Prophet Bushiri, Bishop Dr Gilford Matonga and Reverend Malani Mtonga on a session that involved a panel discussion and also prayers for Malawi nation.
Writing on his Facebook page, commentator Mr Abel Chirwa said: “This was good move thanks to prophet shepherd Bushiri with some great man of God who participated this.”
Peace Israel also spoke saying: “Woow Malawi is Highly Blessed to have Prophet Bushiri.. thanks men of God it was really powerful.”
On his part, Bishop Matonga underlined that time has come for men and women of God in this country to let go religious differences and come together for the cause of fighting Covid19.
“As a church, we need to face this challenge as a united front. Divided, we fall. That is why I hail Prophet Bushiri to creating this platform. I am sure most of us will use it to solve the pressing challenges facing this country,” he said.
In his remarks, Bushiri said the church has a critical role to play in the fight against COVID-19 however that role has been compromised because most men and women of God are facing this challenge on their.
“Men and women of God have been praying against this pandemic since started. I also men and women of God who have been busy sensitizing their people on preventive messages. I also know several men and women of God who have been giving towards the fight against the pandemic.
“The challenge is that these efforts were not united. Again, there wasn’t a platform where men and women of God could share their experiences in the fight against the pandemic. That is why I have created this forum where we can share experiences and also join our response efforts to COVID-19,” he said.