Pietermaritzburg City Hall: Sun 24 May, 6.30am
60 of Msunduzi’s Christian faith leaders will participate in an hour-long dawn prayer walk around the Pietermaritzburg City Hall tomorrow, Sunday 24 May for an hour from 6.30am.
The walk is taking place during permissible morning exercise time and will observe all appropriate Covid-19 hygiene, health and safety protocols. All participants will wear a mask and walk solemnly around the City Hall precinct observing the 2m social distancing rule.
The 60 clergy men and women will be jointly praying for a resolution to the pandemic: praying for a cure to the virus; praying for the families affected and infected by Covid-19; praying for those without work and income; praying for wise and compassionate leadership and praying for calm, strength, discipline and empathy.
The prayer-walk is rooted in the Bible – with special reference to Jesus who prayerfully looked over the city of Jerusalem (Matt.23:37-39). It is simultaneously aimed at strengthening ecumenism amongst the church leaders.
“I believe we need to prophetically place our feet all over the land – praying for God’s kingdom to come, wherever we put our feet. Our physical act then becomes a prophetic gesture in preparation of a spiritual reality,” said Dean Myaka, Chairperson of KwaZulu Natal.
The organisers have emphasised that this will not be a crusade, but “about us as servants treading gently, walking lightly and humbling ourselves throughout the land; asking for our King’s kingdom to be established in whatever way He chooses; discovering God’s heart for the land as we walk it, prayerfully and with humility”.
The prayer walk is an initiative of the Msunduzi Covid-19 response. The Msunduzi Covid-19 response is affiliated to an informal Coalition developed from the KZN Christian Council networks, which has been created to jointly provide spiritual, prayerful, practical, financial, logistical and physical support, and to use the vast combined church networks as a relief mechanism and information resource.
The Coalition comprises a broad and inclusive partnership of traditional, independent, Pentecostal and African Independent Churches; Christian Associations; Ecumenical Networks; Church leaders and Ministers’ Fraternals across all demographics, languages and geographical locations throughout KZN who have united in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
For more info on the Coalition, visit: https://www.covid19response.co.za/
Details of the event are as follows:
VENUE: Meeting point City Hall, Pietermaritzburg – main entrance. Walking around City Hall precinct.
DATE: Sunday 24 May 2020
TIME: 06h30 prompt
Walking for an hour until 07h30 (promptly)
For more enquiries, contact:
Bishop Khulekani Khomo
Ms Xola Nkabinde
KZNCC Communications/Media Liaison