After a successful Global Day of Repentance on May 1 in which Malawi led participating nations in repenting and praying for the world, National Repentance Malawi (NRP), an interdenominational prayer and repentance group, is organising a 30-day repentance, healing and restoration campaign for Malawi
The Global Day of Repentance on May 1, dubbed the Malawi Miracle, was supported by around 500 intercessors from 20 nations.
Rev Dr Edward Mikwamba, national coordinator for NRP, said they felt compelled to host a 30-day prayer, repentance and healing campaign according to 2 Chronicles 7:14 to pray for Malawi ahead of the highly-charged rerun of the presidential elections on July 2 — or on a possible earlier date that is being mooted for legal compliance reasons.
In one of the worst incidents of recent political violence linked to the upcoming poll, three people died following a late-night petrol bomb attack on the office of the opposition party, United Transformation Movement (UTM) office in the capital Lilongwe. The three were among eight family members who were sleeping in their home above the office. Three other family members were severely injured.
UTM leader, Dr Saulos Chilima, who is the national vice president and running-mate to Rev Dr Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi Congress Party and leader of the 9-party Tonse Alliance, advised alliance members not to retaliate but go to the polls and vote for change
The alliance members have also advised members to pray for peace for Malawi and said that God is the ultimate solution to Malawi’s political and socio-economic challenges.
On February 3 the Constitutional Court nullified the May 2019 presidential elections, ruling in favour of opposition parties who went to court alleging there had been massive election irregularities in favour of the incumbent ruling Democratic Party government under Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika.
Campaigns for Malawi’s presidential election rerun took off last weekend without observing coronavirus precautionary measures, particularly social distancing, local media reported on Monday. In a recent landmark ruling, the High Court ruled in favour of a civil society group and set aside President Mutharika’s Covid-19 lockdown regulations until the government puts adequate socio-economic protections in place.
In view of the tense political climate in the nation, NRP is calling on Christians to participate in the upcoming 30-day national repentance campaign and to pray and repent for peace in the country and to ask God to choose a leader.
NRP is asking intercessors to pray in their homes, offices, mountains and churches for, inter alia, peace, healing of people infected with and affected by Covid-19.
More than 25 of the 62 people recorded as infected by the virus have recovered and NRP believes this is because of the power of prayer and repentance, says Rev Mikwamba.
Further prayer points include; repenting for homosexuality, witchcraft and the “Cashgate” looting of funds at Capital Hill.
Four main areas have been earmarked for prayer: Zomba, the old capital city in the south, Chimbiya Baptist Church in the centre, Lilongwe Botanical Gardens in the capital, and Citizens of Heaven Ministry in the northern town of Mzimba
NRMalawi has also been praying for peace in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Zambia, South Africa, Nigeria, USA, Europe, Latin America and other parts of the world
Apart from prayers, NRM is involved in leadership development, food security programmes, youth and child evangelism. Lately it has been distributing face masks for protection against Covid-19 infection in areas where it operates.