The National, Thursday July 25th, 2013
By SONIA KENU
HELA Governor Anderson Agiru has made a personal commitment to build an interdenominational prayer house next to Parliament house.
Agiru made the commitment in response to Pastor Joseph Walters’ (Tabernacle Praise) call last Wednesday during the launching of PNG interdenominational prayer watch (24/7).
Pr Walters said the Constitution stated that PNG was a Christian country and “we should have a point of reference to remind us of the powerful source that gives us strength, wisdom and vision that guides us daily”.
“We should have a church near the Parliament house so that we are reminded of our faith every time we visit Parliament,” Agiru said.
He said many leaders in the workforce were God-fearing and “we need to give our country to God”.
“I am going to write to the Speaker of Parliament and the Prime Minister for an inter-denominational prayer house and if approved I will use my resources to build it,” he said.
Pr Belinda Penali said Prayer Watch was a prayer network that connected Christians all over the world to Jerusalem, Israel.
“Last year the network celebrated 25 years of operation and PNG becoming a member marked a new beginning,” Ps Penali said.
“The launching marks the beginning of a battle that will be battled in four gates we have established for our mothers in NCD.
“We have put our mothers in four groups – Moresby North, South, East and West – who will be praying 24 hours, seven days a week non-stop.”