I don't usually talk about stuff besides my writing or parts of my personal life here on this blog, but I'm making an exception today. I have a friend who lives in Zimbabwe, and her emails to me are just heartbreaking. Thanks to a corrupt and brutal dictatorship, the country's economy is in the tank and their recent elections, which seemed a clear mandate against Mugabe, have turned into a nightmare of fraud and retribution.
So when my friend sent this to me by email, I knew I wanted to share it with others who care about what's happening on the other side of the world.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR ZIMBABWE - SUNDAY APRIL 27, 2008.
A desperate cry from the hearts of Zimbabwe screams across the world. It calls upon all Christians of every denomination in every nation to focus their prayers, in churches, halls, homes or elsewhere, on Sunday, April 27, 2008 on the critical situation in Zimbabwe, a nation in dire distress and teetering on the brink of human disaster.
Let the cry for help touch your heart and mind. Let it move you to do what you can immediately to ensure this DAY OF PRAYER takes place in your country and neighbourhood.
Please pass on this message right now to all the churches and Christian organisations known to you and to the media as well as to everyone anxious to rescue Zimbabwe from violence, the concealing and juggling of election results, deceit, oppression and corruption, and to bring about righteousness, joy, peace, compassion, honesty, justice, democracy and freedom from fear and want.
May a continual strong stream of prayer and supplication flow up to the Lord on behalf of all the people on this DAY OF PRAYER, exhorting His divine intervention throughout the nation.
"It is by making the truth publicly known that we recommend ourselves to the honest judgment of mankind in the sight of God." - (2 Corinthians 4:2)
SOME ADVICE TO ZIMBABWEANS
"Who so putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe."- (Proverbs 29:25)
"Stand fast, and do not let yourselves be caught again in the yoke of slavery." - (Galatians 5:1)
"Make no mistake, you cannot cheat God." - (Galatians 6:7)
"Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good." - (Romans 12:21)
Chancellor, Anglican Diocese of Harare.