Marina MacKenzie of Highland Theological College passes on a message from Dr Innes Visagie, one of the HTC Tutors. Dr. Visagie has just received this from a friend in South Africa: Prayer for Zimbabwe
On Thursday during prayers at our home group here in Harare we believe God guided us to mobilise 15 minutes of special prayer for Zimbabwe at all services at all churches on Sunday 27th April 2008.
This appeal is being widely circulated, not only in Zimbabwe, but throughout the world; praying for repentance and the restoration of justice and righteousness which will flow through the land like two mighty rivers (Amos 5:22) so that the country will honour the One and Only Almighty God.
World Day of Prayer for Zimbabwe: Sunday 27th April 2008.
A desperate cry from the hearts of Zimbabwe screams across the world.
It calls upon all Christians of every denomination in every nation to focus their prayers, in churches, halls, homes, or elsewhere, on Sunday 27th April 2008 on the critical situation in Zimbabwe, a nation in dire distress and teetering on the brink of human disaster.
Let the cry for help touch your heart and mind. Let it move you to do what you can immediately to ensure this DAY OF PRAYER takes place in your country and neighbourhood.
Please pass on this message right now to all the churches and Christian organisations known to you and to the media as well as to everyone anxious to rescue Zimbabwe from violence, the concealing and juggling of election results, deceit, oppression and corruption, and to bring about righteousness, joy, peace, compassion, honesty, justice, democracy and freedom from fear and want.
May a continual strong stream of prayer and supplication flow up to the Lord on behalf of all the people on this DAY OF PRAYER, exhorting His divine intervention throughout the nation.
It is by making the truth publicly known that we recommend ourselves to the honest judgment of mankind in the sight of God. (2 Corinthians 4:2)
Some Advice to Zimbabweans
Who so putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe. (Prov. 29.25)
Stand fast, and do not let yourselves be caught again in the yoke of slavery. (Gal.5:1)
Make no mistake, you cannot cheat God. (Gal.6:7)
Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good. (Rom. 12:21)