Zambia Prays, Halo appears
Zambians have gathered in various locations to observe the national day of prayer, fasting and reconciliation called by President Edgar Lungu.
In Lusaka, the Standing in the Gap team is leading hundreds of people at the Show Grounds in prayer and worship.
A ZNBC News crew that has visited the Show Grounds has found people praying and Praising God.
And there was jubilation and shouting among the gathering around mid morning when a bright circle in rainbow colours appeared around the sun.
Standing in the Gap Pastor Sunday Sinyangwe told the gathering that what happened was a symbol from God that he is still faithful to his people and wants Zambia to start afresh
Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska and Chief Chipepo of Southern Province are part of the gathering.
In Mazabuka, Ruth Mwale reports that people have started gathering at Not by Might Church where an interdenominational service will be held to mark the National Day of prayer, fasting and Reconciliation.
District Commissioner Jane Chirwa has urged residents in the district not to shun the prayers.
Ms Chirwa says President Edgar Lungu made a bold decision to declare the day of prayer and fasting which is not a political event.
And Not by Might Church Bishop Beaton Siamasumo has urged all Zambians to participate in the national day of prayer and fasting regardless of religion and political affiliation.
And some residents talked to in Mazabuka are optimistic that God will answer the people’s prayers.
In the tourist capital, Livingstone most Churches have observed the national day of prayer, fasting and reconciliation.
ZNBC’s Angela Limwanya who went round the city found several churches conducting prayers.
Divine Fire Cathedral Church-DFCC overseer pastor Sam Majoni has encouraged his congregation to continue praying for the nation.
And Pentecostal holiness church amazing grace fellowship Reverend Peter Kasinde says the church is amazed with the commitment President Edgar Lungu has shown in uniting the nation.
Reverend Kasinde says today marks new beginnings for Zambia and the church will continue to pray for the hand of God to continue blessing the country.
An interdenominational church service will be held at Mukuni Park on Sunday afternoon.
Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs Minister, Harry Kalaba says sunday’s National day of prayers, fasting and reconciliation is timely in healing the country.
Mr. Kalaba was speaking when he joined Christians in observing the Day at Go Pentecostal Miracle Church in Mansa district.
Yotamu Mugara reports that Mr. Kalaba said President Lungu has shown his love for the lord by opening an Embassy in Israel where Jesus Christ was born.
Mr. Kalaba says it is disheartening that some people have continued politicising the day of prayers.
And Go Pentecostal Miracle Church pastor, James Kapungwe praised the head of state for recognising the need for prayers for the country.
Reverend Kapungwe said it is wise that President Lungu has once again surrendered the country and its people to the Lord.