Port Louis, 15 June, 2021 / 2:09 pm (ACI Africa).
A group of Catholics in the Indian Ocean Island nation of Mauritius are spearheading three days of national prayer for the country’s challenges, including COVID-19 pandemic and issues at personal level.
In a Tuesday, June 15 report published on the website of the Diocese of Port Louis in Mauritius, the lay Catholics under the auspices of the Ephata Association have scheduled the three days of prayer, fasting and abstinence from June 17.
“After some reflection, we have decided to invite all prayer groups and all Christians in Mauritius to 3 days of fasting, abstinence and prayer for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges facing our country,” the members of Ephata say in the report.
They add, “The sole purpose of this time of prayer is to give thanks to God with strength and conviction for our country and our leaders.”
“Whether we are for or against our political decision-makers, for or against their imposed decisions or laws, we want, with the grace of Jesus and Mary, to transcend our feelings, our opinions, our egos to ask the Lord to pour a shower of blessings on them, on our country and on our Church,” they say.