Do not give up—Lazarus Chakwera


President Lazarus Chakwera has implored Malawians not to give up but believe that things will get better than before because everything is possible with God.

He said this Wednesday, when faith leaders organised national prayers at Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe with the aim of seeking God’s intervention in the fight against corruption in the country.

“We have a reason to believe that God is with us and, in this season of Christmas— where God came down to be with us— we must dig deep and find the will to find a way.


“What is impossible with man is possible with God. Let us never ever give up,” Chakwera said at the prayers, which brought together people from various denominations.

During the prayers, religious leaders acknowledged that only through prayer can Malawi address the problem of corruption.

Preaching from Judges 6 verses 31 to 34, Pastor Tony Yolamu Nyirenda, who is also President of Seventh- Day Adventist in Malawi, said corruption is a cobweb that cannot be fought easily.


“We cannot fight it easily but we will try our best to. You may find corruption in the church, the community and any other place. Let us not lose hope but have faith that God exists. All that God wants is for us to repent and return to him,” he said.

Chairperson for the national prayers, Reverend Francis Mkandawire of Evangelical Association of Malawi, said it was important for Malawians to come together for thanksgiving, considering that peace and unity continue to prevail in the country.

He also said there was a need to gather for prayers, considering that challenges such as the Covid pandemic have affected national socio-economic development activities for the past two years

“We can see the economy picking up and a number of social activities as well. We also wanted to thank God for the peace and calm prevailing in the county despite so many storms we have faced,” he said.

Among other things, men and women of the collar prayed for agricultural and economic growth, robust health for the people of Malawi and peace and stability.

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