Diepsloot Pastors Forum and South African Police Service hosted a prayer session at a mall in Diepsloot, Johannesburg on July 18 as part of a National Day of Prayer, according to a report published in Midrand Reporter today.
A senior pastor at Almighty Christian Church in Diepsloot, Eliot Chiworeka, said the prayer event was part of the National Day of Prayer announced, following a recent episode of unrest and looting of shops in some parts of Gauteng and in KwaZulu-Natal.
“The president of the country, Cyril Ramaphosa, has urged members of all faith-based organisations to pray for the country, following the recent unrest and looting of shops while the country was battling with Covid-19 third wave. We hosted this prayer as a response to the president’s plea for prayers.”
Chiworeka continued: “Because of Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown restrictions, we invited only pastors and church leaders in order to comply and adhere to safety protocols as required by the Disaster Management Act.
“We strongly believe that God will intervene in calming our people and heal our land.”
Diepsloot Police Station spokesperson Captain Tinyiko Mathebula added: “Our station has a good partnership with Diepsloot Pastors Forum and work closely with them.”
Mathebula concluded: “We were part of the prayer to pray for the country.”