Christians Hold Prayer Rally for Peaceful Transition

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Liberians prostrate as they cried to God for the right leader and a peaceful transition

Say ‘Liberia will never be the same’

As Liberia draws closer to the polls scheduled for October 10, with many undecided voters and an even more uncertain future, members of the Christian faith gathered on Sunday, September 17 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) for a one day national prayer rally under the theme “For Liberia’s Election and Preserving Liberia’s Future 2017.

The gathering brought together leaders from all levels of the Liberian ecumenical spectrum to intercede for the nation toward a peaceful transition and that Liberia will never again be the same, and that for the better.  Among the prayer points was a request for God to reveal to them the nation’s next president.

At the ATS, Bishop M. Wolo Belleh, General Overseer of the Bethel Cathedral of Hope Liberia and the visionary of the prayer rally, told the people that for the past decades, Liberia in her own strength has never experienced a peaceful transition. For this reason, he deemed it necessary that the Christian body come together in one accord and pray for God to reveal to them the right leader to lead the country forward.

Bishops and pastors joined him in giving their fullest support by inviting their respective congregations to the all-important prayer session, making it a success.

Prayers were offered for a robust educational system, good governance, improved healthcare system, etc., while Gospel recording artists, Min. Abrlakoto Gaye and Min. Trokon Cephas joined other Liberian gospel musicians to offer a peace song of praise.

Clergy present at the prayer rally included Bishop M. Wolo Belleh of the Bethel Cathedral of Hope; Bishop George D. Harris, Philadelphia Central Church; Bishop Nathaniel Zarway, Greater Refuge Temple; Rev. Katurah York Cooper, Empowerment Temple, among others.

The rally ended with a grand march around the field while Bishop Zarway gave a prophetic declaration, followed by other Bishops and Ministers.

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Lisa Lumeh is an emerging communications personnel. She holds a B.A. degree in Mass Communication from the African Methodist Episcopal University in Liberia. She joined the Daily Observer in 2012 as an Administrative Assistant. Since then, she has enhanced her personal and professional development in the field of communications. Lisa loves writing and reporting on issues that concerns the development of youth and women in Liberia and Africa. She has certificates in Media and Communications from the Journalists and Writers Association Foundation in New York, USA; Civic Engagement from the Young African Leadership Initiative-Regional Leadership Center, YALI-RLC, Accra, Ghana along with several others in women's Leadership and community engagement.

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