SATA: Zambia Needs Prayers, Spiritual Guidance

SATA: Zambia Needs Prayers, Spiritual Guidance

The Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross today celebrated the Eucharistic Golden Jubilee to mark its 50th anniversary, under the theme “Jesus the Way the Truth and the Life.”

And President Michael Sata led high level government figures and other dignitaries such as First Republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda and Cabinet Ministers, U.S Queen Elizabeth’s representative amongst others to grace the occasion.

And Anglican Lusaka Diocese Bishop David Njovu says the cathedral Church which is the mother church holds a special place in many people’s hearts.

Mr. Sata in his official speech said that the country needs more priests in the church to spread the word of the Almighty God who came for the sinful and not the righteous.

He stated that government commends the Anglican Church for being instrumental throughout the ( past ) decades in signifying the life of the nation and the lives of ordinary Zambians.

Mr. Sata explained that as a result of this, Zambia was today a rare oasis of peace.

He consequently reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensuring that spiritual guidance is enhanced in the country.

The Republican President further observed that without spiritual guidance, state affairs will be ineffective and therefore, the need to support the church.

He called on the church to help in curbing depraved practices such as corruption, misuse of public funds, Gender Based Violence amongst others.

President Sata has further urged the church to fight all these practices which are an act of self-centredness and encouraged youths to embrace Christian values.

He extended his congratulations and warm wishes to the church of the Silver jubilee .

He appealed to Zambians to preserve icon structures such as the cathedral and restated that government will knock on the door of the church seeking guidance on all matters pertaining to national development.

Meanwhile, Anglican Lusaka Diocese Bishop David Njovu said the cathedral which is the mother church holds a special place in many people’s hearts and is special because this is the 1st day the president is performing his duties as the republican president to officiate in the cathedral.

Mr. Njovu stated that the cathedral is a place of prayer and reconciliation which signifies national unity, peace and oneness of purpose.

He explained that the cathedral is a place where the country gives thanks to God for the many blessings in the country adding that it is also a place where believers petition God during difficult and trying times such as funeral services.

Over the decades, the cathedral has continued to play a central role in Zambia%u2019s spiritual affaires, has been used for national thanks giving services, in guiding the nation and is a symbol of Christ’s lordship over Zambia which has now become even more significant with the declaration of Zambia as a Christian nation.

21 Responses to "SATA: Zambia Needs Prayers, Spiritual Guidance"

  1. TB Joshua   September 16, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Pray hard Zambia otherwise I will prophecy

  2. James   September 16, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    We are being led by the catholic fundamentalists. We love him very much,but we shouldn’t forget that Sunday law is really coming. He can pretend to be a believer while he’s decieving many not to interpret the prophecy of mathew 24. Fellow believer watch and pray.

  3. crazy dude   September 17, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Sunday law,we’ve heard of that and this man will embrace it coz hes catholic

  4. kakolwe   September 17, 2012 at 5:21 am

    The National Sunday Law! Is it not that booklet whi was born off the Ellen G. white’s Great Controversies trilogy? & Where in the Bible does it say she was going to be the LAST PROPHET? Anyway, let it come. We shall stand by Christ Jesus.

  5. mk   September 17, 2012 at 8:28 am

    The president needs to be reminded that zambia is gradually ceasing to be the oasis that people knew before september 2011. He has largely contributed to this.

  6. Jojo   September 17, 2012 at 8:37 am

    But the problems that zambia faces are within what you can manage. it is not even rocket science or beyond ba PF CNP.

  7. GunnerME   September 17, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Glad. . .even the president is now acknowledging that fact!

  8. isaac   September 17, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Jojo though your views should be respected, but all what you think and say are obsolutely rubbish.The good part is that you’re a zambian and the bad part is that your man whom you think is non CNP will never fulfil his/your dream of becoming one be annalytical.Good day.

  9. REASONING   September 17, 2012 at 9:35 am

    WE ARE WATCHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Nshendi   September 17, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Nice,am UPND but I support that keep it going presidentento

  11. Fault Finder   September 17, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Whenever you give a pulpit to a polititian, it losses its sanctity. When will you hypochristians realise this. Anyway, bootlicking at its best.

  12. VEN   September 17, 2012 at 11:07 am


  13. Kolobingo   September 17, 2012 at 11:45 am

    i am glad you realise we cant do without prayer.I hope this is coming from a sincere heart.God dicerns the heart of man.You can not deceive Him.He is the almighty God who knows the end from the begining.Praise be t Him alone.

  14. Bugatti   September 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Prayers alone will not deliver this contaminated country from poverty, but employment, poverty reduction projects, etc will

  15. taliban   September 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    how do we pray when your pf is busy sacrificing our people..?

  16. chris   September 17, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Thank my president,since you know that only prayers can change mother zombie

  17. She Mwana   September 17, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Among the many other things that should be the subject of prayers & divine petitions is the emerging specter of tribalism & ethnic polarization!

  18. Suntwe   September 17, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    James say something my bro on the Jesuits. Are they sleeping?

  19. Wanu Ngwee   September 17, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Prayers and spiritual guidance yes, but what about the culture of HARD WORK, DEDICATION TO DUTY AND HONESTY? THESE ARE SERIOUSLY LACKING IN OUR COUNTRY.

  20. mosquito   September 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    church and politics is a disaster country men and to tel you even these churches who are inviting politicians in their churches will answer before GOD shame to political churches

  21. ABAKONZI   September 18, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    This is all Ironic…On one hand Sata is busy deporting priests to Burundi and on the other hand Sata is saying he needs more priests in zambia.For what,does he want more priests so that he can exercise his deporting powers.Politics in church….Messiah bwelela anso pachalo ukwapule nafuti!!