Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a three-day National Weekend of Prayer starting Friday, October 9 and ending Sunday, October 11.
“Kenyans are encouraged to pray for the country in their usual places of worship in compliance with COVID-19 containment protocols,” the State House Spokesperson and Head of the President’s Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU), Kanze Dena said in the Wednesday, October 7 statement.
As part of the three-day prayer initiative, President Kenyatta is expected to convene an interfaith national prayer service at State House Nairobi Saturday, October 10. The Prayer service will be broadcast and live streamed.
In their October 9 statement, the members of the Interfaith Council further encourage Kenyans to “pray for our country wherever they are and in their usual places of Worship in compliance with the COVID-19 protocols.”
“Let us join together in Prayer for our beloved Nation. God has been very good to us, let us thank Him and give Him glory,” implore the members of the Interfaith Council.
The three-day prayer event is the second to be organized in the East African nation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In March, Kenya’s religious leaders drawn from various faiths, including four Catholic Bishops and a nun, gathered at the Nairobi-based State House to seek divine intervention over COVID-19 pandemic, with the call to repentance dominating the event that was broadcast live streamed.
“Lord, surround us now with your grace of healing, reconciliation and lasting peace so that by the guidance of your Holy Spirit, we may walk together and restore our nation to tranquility, order, and prosperity,” the Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), Archbishop Philip Anyolo implored during the March 21 prayer event.
Jude Atemanke is a Cameroonian journalist with a passion for Catholic Church communication. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Buea in Cameroon. Currently, Jude serves as a journalist for ACI Africa.