Body of Christ declares fasting period

Joseph Walters

MEMBERS of the Body of Christ have declared another 21-days of prayers and fasting and urged Christians in Papua New Guinea to pray for the nation.
Chairman Rev Joseph Walters told The National that the power of prayer would help people have a positive attitude to their health and well-being with regards to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and its impact on society.
“We notice that when the churches declared the first 21 days of prayers and fasting, there was decline in the number of cases,” he said.
“Recently, we did another 21 days of prayer and fasting, which ended last Thursday and from the information that we have received, there has been a drop in the number of cases.”
Rev Walters said this was a sign that faith and prayers had the power to protect and give hope.
He said though Christmas was a period of celebration, as responsible Christians, it was their duty to continue their prayers.
Rev Walters said it was the duty of Christians to continue fasting for the nation to be protected from the virus and its variants.
Body of Christ deputy chairman Ps Michael Wilson said the country needed to recognise God’s hand on it and strengthen its faith.
He encouraged Christians to pray in their homes.
Ps Wilson said new 21 days of prayers and fasting was from Dec 1-25 and urged Papua New Guineans to celebrate Christmas with prayers.
“We the churches want you all to humble yourselves and celebrate with prayers in their homes, communities and provinces,” he said.