SENIOR STAFF WRITER
©️ PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday made an emotional plea for forgiveness when he officiated at the National Day of Prayer in Harare yesterday, the Daily News reports.
“Forgive us for every act of injustice or corruption that has made the poor suffer or innocent to die.
“Lord as we face this grievous pestilence of the coronavirus which has already killed some of our beloved ones.
“We make a petition to you according to Habakkuk 3 verse 2 which reads: ‘Lord, I have heard your fame, I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord’.“Repeat them in our day in our time make them known, in the wrath, remember mercy. You are a merciful God, and we ask you today that you forgive our sins and heal our land.“Make this storm cease. Stop the advance of this virus and the death it carries,” Mnangagwa said.
“We thank you that you gave us lead-time to prepare. But now, Lord, grant us wisdom. Show us the steps to take to overcome this virus.“We also ask that you show us a cure for this virus,” he prayed further.
“The Word of God is clear that as the plagues of the last days come upon the earth, people all over the world will choose to fall into one of the two categories.“Some, who humble themselves, acknowledge and glorify Jehovah as God and seek his help, and others continue to defy the one true God in unbelief.“In Zimbabwe, we have chosen to be part of the first category of those who humble themselves, acknowledging God and glorifying him … We have chosen to repent and ask for his mercy, help, healing and wisdom in the face of this deadly coronavirus pandemic,” Mnangagwa also said.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the coronavirus comes from a large family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.
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