Prayers for Malawi's 58th Independence Celebrations at Westminster Abbey
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On Wednesday, 6th of July, Malawi commemorated her 58th Independence with Prayers conducted at Bingu Internation Convention Center (BICC). His Excellency, the State President of Malawi, Dr. Lazurus McCarthy Chakwera graced the occassion accompanied by various distinguished guests.
In honour of this special day, prayers were also held at Westminster Abbey on 8th July. Traditionally the United Kingdom hosts prayers for all commonwealth countries on their independence day, which are characterised by choral music, psalms, canticles and anthems as enshrined in the Anglican traditional prayer services.
During this auspcious prayer service, His Excellency, Dr Thomas Bisika, the High Commissioner to United Kingdom was honoured by taking the second reading taken from the Bible, the book of Luke 16:19-31.
Unlike the previous independence celebrations, which are richly decorated by traditional dances and soccer games, this year's commemorations were national prayers reflecting on the need for God's guidance in prospective national social, economic and political developments to be undertaken.The National Prayers were held under the theme; 'Rise, For a Resilient and Prospeous Malawi'.