Christ Embassy holds a National Prayer Service on South Africa’s Heritage Day.
Today, the 24th of September is South Africa’s Heritage Day and Christ Embassy is commemorating the Heritage Day with a National Day of Prayer as they Celebrate South Africa’s 20 years of democracy with the best-selling daily devotional and bible study guide, Rhapsody of Realities.
Thousands of members of over 400 Christ Embassy churches across the nation gathered to uplift South Africa in prayers. In her opening speech, the regional pastor Pastor Ose Oyakhilome told the congregation that it was very important to pray for the nation without ceasing reading from 2 Chronicles 7:14, Psalm 122:6-9 and James 5:16-18 reiterating that in the peace of South Africa all who dwell there will have peace.
Prayers offered to God ranged from thanking the Lord for His grace and mercy upon the people and nation of South Africa over the past 20 years since the dawn of multiracial democratic system, that there will be an atmosphere of peace and stability in every aspect of their national life. They prayed that the political leaders of the country will be guided by the wisdom of god to understand the critical needs of the country and formulate the right policies. Prayers were offered for the economy of the nation. They declared that god will grant its business leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists and researcher ideas that will expand the capacity of the nation causing rapid and accelerated economic growth and development.
Prayers were offered against every form of social difficulties facing this country such as drugs, rape, armed robbery and corruption in high places.
Teenagers and children were not left out. Earnest, heartfelt prayers were offered that their hearts are directed to righteous courses and that they are protected and guarded from the onslaught of the powers of darkness
the intercessory prayers also extended to men in authority in the country from the president to parliament, to judges, to the police, custom and immigration officers and teachers to mention but a few, to use their position for the progress and advancement of the nation and finally that South Africa will continue to be a fertile ground for preaching the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
After the powerful and effective prayers offered, members of Christ Embassy embarked on multiple community projects to mark the Heritage Day and of course branding the whole nation with the Rhapsody of Realities. Some of the community projects embarked on include – organising a fun day party for 1000 orphans, street cleaning, painting of linden police station Johannesburg, visitation to abused women and teenagers shelters, Emthonjeni Community Centre, Honeydew school shoes project, visitation to the blind society and of course different city carnivals all over the country. All the homes and centres were blessed with groceries, stationaries, Rhapsody of Realities, bibles, many other materials by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and your favourite Pastor Chris channel, LoveWorldSAT.
The Heritage Day celebration is always the beginning of Christ Embassy South Africa Reach Out initiative and this year Christ Embassy nationwide is celebrating South Africa’s 20 years of democracy with the Word of God as contained in the Rhapsody of Realities.
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