Some Photographs from this historic event!
|The start at GLFC|
|Joyous singing as we walked to city hall|
|Rejoicing as we met the the guys walking from Brookside Mall|
|The Church filling Church Street, a sea of believers!|
|We unveiled a huge national flag as we sang the national anthem.|
|Article in The Witness newspaper|
|We gathered in front of City Hall and the prayer were led from the balcony|
|Praying for Racial Reconciliation|
|Prayed for peaceful elections and released some doves|
|The children also prayed for our youth|
|Ps Neville Sewlall co-ordinated the event|
Dear Church Leader and Fellow Co-Worker,
PRAY FOR OUR CITY
Historically, the Church played a significant and strategic role in addressing social ills that plague our communities. The Church often stood at the forefront of being a beacon of hope and light to communities that were scourged by poverty, injustices, and various social challenges, working on behalf of the poor and marginalized to bring about transformation and healing. However, the work of the church is far from over as there still remains much to be done.
Our current context is one that is distraught with crime, corruption, murder, rape, lawlessness, as well as moral and ethical degeneration. Human life has lost its value such that life itself is considered to be a commodity.
The Church possesses the key to changing the course of this trajectory, as outlined in 2 Chron7:14 “ if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, ...”
It is against this backdrop that we invite and challenge all believers from across every Church denomination in the Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas, to stand in solidarity as the corporate Body of Christ, as we gather together for the common cause of PRAY FOR OUR CITY.
Under the leading of the Holy Spirit, our prayer will be directed towards Peace, Transformation, Healing and the well-being of our city. We are commissioned to stand with and support those who lead our communities.
The details of this core call to prayer are as follows:
DATE: Saturday, 23 July 2016
TIME: 9.00am – 11.00am
VENUE: Two designated gathering points, GFLC on Boschoff St and Brookside Mall, converging at the CITY HALL.
This event presents us with the opportunity to change the course of our history through the Biblical foundations of PRAYER, PRAISE AND PROCLAMATION!
We appreciate and anticipate your support to this CALL TO PRAYER.
For the prayer walk please try and wear white shirts. Gather at GFLC from 8-9 am. Prayer Walk from 9-10 am. Prayer outside city hall from 10-11 am, lead from the balcony. Pensioners can go inside hall to sit down. Please bring any non-branded banners, posters, flags etc.
Directions to start of prayer walk on Saturday at GFLC = God's Family Life Center. The big white tent on the Longmarket Girls School field, opposite Merchiston School fields. From Scottsville, go down Boschof St, past the Engen garage on the right, cross the Bridge over the Dusi River & then turn right into the first gate - GFLC.