National Prayer Day

Members of the Catholic Women Association (CWA) Kenya. Credit: Archdiocese of Nairobi

Catholic Bishop in Kenya Concerned about “unstable” Marriages, Urges “love from the heart”

Feb 5, 2024

The rise in marital instability in Kenya is a cause for concern, Bishop Joseph Maluki Mwongela of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Kitui has said.

Bishop Alfred Rotich giving the homily during the the National Prayer Day at Subukia National Marian Shrine in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Nakuru. Credit: Catholic Mirror

On Annual National Prayer Day in Kenya, Bishop Cautions against “song of tribalism”

Oct 9, 2023

On the occasion of the National Prayer Day at Subukia National Marian Shrine in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Nakuru, Bishop Alfred Rotich has cautioned the people of God in the East African nation against participating in the “song of tribalism”.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Chad. Credit: Episcopal Conference of Chad

Holy Mass, Conviviality with Conflict Victims among Planned Prayer Day Activities in Chad

Nov 26, 2022

The celebration of Holy Eucharist in all Parishes in Chad and reaching out to those who have suffered as a result of violent conflicts in the country are among the activities Catholic Bishops in the North-Central African nation have directed for the planned Prayer Day.

John Cardinal Onaiyekan. Credit: Oyo Diocese/Facebook

Cardinal in Nigeria Concerned about Government’s “apparent inability to restore peace”

Nov 5, 2022

John Cardinal Onaiyekan is concerned about Nigeria’s Federal government’s “apparent inability” to address the challenge of insecurity in the West African nation. 

A poster announcing the three-day national prayer for Mauritius/Credit: Diocese of Port-Louis

A Group of Lay Catholics in Mauritius Spearhead Three-day National Prayer for Country

Jun 15, 2021

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.

A Poster for the National Prayer and Fasting from April 24 to 26, 2020 in Ghana. / Christian Council of Ghana.

Pray Not to Question God’s Existence during COVID-19, Religious Leaders in Ghana Implore

Apr 29, 2020

Christians in Ghana ended their three-day National prayer and fasting to seek God’s intervention and direction in the fight against COVID-19, with religious leaders cautioning against the temptation to question God’s existence in the difficult pandemic times.

President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania.

Tanzania’s President Declares Three Days of National Prayer Over COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 18, 2020

In the East African nation of Tanzania where, unlike in other countries in the region, places of worship have remained open amid COVID-19 restrictions, the President declared three days of national prayer “for God’s protection and healing.”

Ghanaians will, on Wednesday, March 25, being the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, observe a National Day of Prayer and fasting, seeking God’s intervention over COVID-19.

Ghana Declares Solemnity of Annunciation National Day of Prayer over COVID-19

Mar 24, 2020

Ghanaians will, on Wednesday, March 25, observe a National Day of Prayer and fasting, seeking God’s intervention over COVID-19 following a directive from Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo after the country announced on Saturday, March 21 that the number of people infected with the disease had reached 21.

A Poster announcing Saturday's National Prayer at State House, Nairobi, Kenya.

Call to Repentance Marks National Prayer Day over COVID-19 at Kenya’s State House

Mar 23, 2020

Kenya’s religious leaders drawn from various faiths, including four Catholic Bishops and a nun, heeded President Uhuru Kenyatta’s invitation for the National Prayer Day Saturday, March 21 at the Nairobi-based State House, leading Kenyans in seeking divine intervention over COVID-19 pandemic, with the call to repentance dominating the event broadcast live on various Kenyan media outlets.

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta Declaring a National Prayer Day over COVID-19, Nairobi, Tuesday, Mrch 17, 2020. / State House

Kenya Seeks Divine Intervention over COVID-19, President Declares National Day of Prayer

Mar 18, 2020

Citizens of the East African nation of Kenya are being encouraged “to turn to God”, express their fears and seek His “ever-present protection” as COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, spreads across the globe, with Kenya confirming a fourth case Tuesday, March 17.

Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa, S.M.M. of Blantyre, Malawi

Church in Malawi to Seek God’s Intervention for Peace during Saturday National Prayer Day

Oct 19, 2019

Nearly five months after the general elections in Malawi, the Catholic Church is seeking divine intervention for peace following divisions and unrest occasioned by the disputed May 21 presidential election results in which the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) declared Peter Mutharika the winner.

Bishop Maurice Crowley (L)  hands over his signed copy of the anti-corruption declaration to KCCB Chairman, Archbishop Philip Anyolo / ACI Africa

What Bishops in Kenya Resolved to Do in Fighting against Corruption

Oct 8, 2019

In a move that many have applauded and described as a big stride on the part of faith-based leaders in the fight against corruption in Kenya, Catholic Bishops in the East African nation have launched a six-month country-wide campaign against graft aimed at what these leaders have labeled “Breaking the Chains of Corruption.”

The Village of Mary Mother of God Shrine, Subukia, Nakuru diocese, Kenya

Fighting “curse” of Corruption in Kenya among Bishops’ Commitments at Saturday Prayer Day

Oct 3, 2019

In a country where cases of corruption involving colossal sums of money have often made headlines, the leadership of the Catholic Church in Kenya is making an intervention that will see Bishops make a commitment at a national event that will bring together clergy, women and men religious, and laity from across the East African country, one of the organizers told ACI Africa Wednesday.