Elita Chikwati Senior Reporter
Church leaders are urging Zimbabweans across the political and social divide to unite and work for the development of the country, warning that the problems bedevilling the country could be a result of disunity.
The call was made by church leaders attending the national prayer for rains at Dema Growth Point in Seke.
They said it was important that Zimbabweans value each other and live in harmony.
Family of God Church pastor Albert Matanga said if there was peace and harmony in the country the health, agriculture, education and political sectors would have been functioning well.
“We should turn to God and humble ourselves for his intervention in the critical sectors. It is only when we value each other that God will give us a healing in the health, education, political, agriculture and economy,” he said.
Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe pastor Rouda Gurira said God was not happy with what was happening in the country.
She said media was awash with Christians fighting and politicians turning against each other.
“We should admit that we have sinned and turn to God, confess our sins and God will restore everything,” she said.
Chitungwiza East Seventh Day Adventist pastor, Claudious Makiwa said the church and Government should join hands in creating an atmosphere conducive for peace.
“The nation should confess sins. Sins separate a nation from God. We should seek the face of God and have relationship with him,” he said.
Pastor Makiwa said it was disturbing that church leaders had stopped their duties of ministering and were involved in sinful activities.
“Church leaders are now murdering people, being involved in extra marital affairs and this worsens the situation in the country.
“If we confess our sins God will give us the rains. Experts can say what they want, but God is above every situation. As Christians we should do our part. Let us continue praying for the rains and tend to our crops as we have faith that God will hear us,” he said.
Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko urged church leaders to pray for the country to receive sufficient rains this season.
The prayers that started on January 9 end this Sunday in different parts of the country.