I have been saying all along that each of you christian members are to ask church leaders to call for fasting the Methodist church has started it, go and sak you leaders of your denominations to follow suit nad fast and pray for the nation you will see Bainimarama will start running.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Update: 5:32PM MORE than 5000 Methodist Church of Fiji Suva division members will be fasting, praying and yaqona and tobacco taboo in asking for divine leadership in the nation, church and vanua this month.
Suva Divisional Superintendent Reverend Sakaraia Koli said this would be conducted in all the divisions in the country and they had started theirs on July 1.
“It is a whole month of fasting from 6am to 12pm , 24 hours chain prayer and no yaqona and smoking for committed members,” he said.
“We also have a torch that will be carried around the nine circuits in the division where they will conduct their 24 hours chain prayer while the torch is at their circuit.”
He said this was a directive from the church and there were a few issues being brought up by the church for them to pray for during the month.
Mr Koli said the members have been asked to pray for divine leadership in the nation, vanua and church, allow for a cleansing in the country, peace to prevail, for the will of God to be done in the country and for the spiritual lives of the members to be strengthened.
“The fasting will help in asking the Lord to move spiritually in the prayers of the members who will be praying for the whole month,” he said.
Mr Koli said the chain prayer had started from the Suva division and the prayer torch was taken to Nauluvatu circuit and given to the members at Vunivau Church last week.
He said the torch would be taken up by him, Divisional steward Enele Malele and the Nauluvatu Circuit minister Savenaca Wilson and his members to be handed over to Tamavua Circuit minister Reverend Maikali Nakuta and his congregation at Ro Kuboulevu Church in Tamavua at 4am tomorrow.
He said the torch would be at the circuit for the next four days and 24 hour chain prayer sessions would continue until 6am on Sunday morning when the torch would be taken to the Navukavu Circuit.
“The prayer torch would be there for two days before it is taken to Burenitu Circuit then to Nadera Circuit and from there to Raiwaqa Circuit for another two days then to Raiwai Circuit for another two days before it is taken to Vunidilo Church in the Muanikau Circuit for another two days.
“On July 31, Muanikau circuit minister Apete Toko and his congregation would take the torch to the Centenary Church where a thanksgiving service would be conducted to mark the end of the prayer and fasting,”he said.
He said everything was on schedule and police officers have been accompanying the church members while taking the prayer torch from one circuit to another.
Mr Koli said the church had informed the divisions of the fasting and prayer month but it was the divisional superintendents that designed their own programs for the circuits to follow during the month