South African President Cyril Ramaphosa called a day of prayer ahead of the country moving to Level 3 alert lockdown at the beginning of June. Prayer has no distance and should not be on lockdown. Ramaphosa lead the call for a National Day of Prayer through a televised broadcast in the evening, 26 May 2020. Even though the country and in particular the church is still closed for gathering many used various platforms to take part within the restrictions provided.Believers all over the country took time out for prayer, Pastor Ray McCauley shared in the video below.
During the address, the President provided a much awaited update on provisions for the religious sector following a meeting of the National Corona virus Command Council which considered the inputs made by the sector in recent consultations with interfaith leaders. Highlighting the importance of the church and its services to the people of the country.
The faith community is an integral part of South African life and has made a great contribution in the fight against the coronavirus.President Ramaphosa On National Day of Prayer
With our focus now on enabling our people to cope during this crisis and rebuilding our shattered economy, as well as assisting individuals and businesses whose livelihoods have been negatively impacted, we recognise and appreciate the important role the faith community has played in the provision of spiritual support and social relief.President Ramaphosa on National Day of Prayer
The prayer once again was aimed for the country to come together to pray for the healing of our land and the protection of our people.
President Ramaphosa called upon us to turn our thoughts to all who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic who are suffering and grieving. The day of prayer also highlighted those who are working to keep us safe as front-line workers for all their contribution.