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Malawi First Lady Monica Chakwera calls on women to be prayer warriors

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In a resounding call to action on Friday, Her Excellency Monica Chakwera, the First Lady of Malawi, implored the women of this country to steadfastly uphold their role as pillars of support, emphasizing their innate capacity to radiate love and offer solutions to the multifaceted challenges confronting society.

Addressing the gathering at Blantyre’s Kamuzu Stadium on Friday, during the commemoration of the 2024 Women’s World Day of Prayer, Madame Chakwera urged women to persist in their prayers for the nation and to actively contribute solutions to the myriad issues it encounters.

“The change that we need in our families or country requires prayer warriors, and as such, women should avail themselves in every difficult situation. We have several problems that need prayers. Let us all be saviours in such situations,” she said.

The First Lady said Malawi has gone through tough situations like natural disasters, which need prayers for things to return to normal.

Madame Chakwera read scripture from Ephesians 4:1–7.

The National Chairperson for Women’s World Day of Prayer, Esther Grant, advised women to continue exercising love and support in all situations, as this is the only solution to dealing with unforeseen circumstances.

“You can also pray for those in Palestine who are dying every day and require support from well-wishers like us who are enjoying peace,” said Grant.

In her sermon, Pastor Towera Masiku of Word Alive Ministries appealed to Malawians to love one another and learn to live in peace and harmony.

Masiku encouraged women to support their husbands in all situations, as they are support systems in society.

“Always be humble, gentle, patient and tolerant with one another in love,” she said.

Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare, Jean Sendeza and Mama Cecilia Tamanda Kadzamira were among the notable figures who graced the event.

The prayers were inspired by choirs, worship, the lighting of candles symbolising a bright future, love for the country, and the reading of scriptures, among others.

Women’s World Day of Prayer is an annual event held on the first Friday of March. This year, the day was held under the theme: “I Beg You…Bear with One Another in Love.”

 

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