Check These Seven Reasons Why You Must Pray For President ED. Mnangagwa and His Government!

This is an appeal to everyone in and around Zimbabwe to pray for our president Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa. We may not all like him as our president, but in light of the Corona crisis, we need to pray for him and his government.

This is because praying for President Emmerson Mnangagwa is not an endorsement of his government but an acknowledgement that God is the ultimate authority. It brings glory to God and provokes Him to equip him to carry out His purposes.

1. HIS DECISIONS HAVE A TREMENDOUS IMPACT ON OUR LIVES AND HEALTH. Some of the western nations that were hard hit by the coronavirus are nations whose governments, at first, took this pandemic lightly and as a result failed to take the necessary precautions until it was too late. 

Let’s pray that President Emmerson Mnangagwa puts the interests of the nation first.

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe's president, arrives for a Bloomberg Television interview on the opening day of the 28th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. The World Economic Forum on Africa meeting runs from 4-6 September. Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe's president, arrives for a Bloomberg Television interview on the opening day of the 28th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. The World Economic Forum on Africa meeting runs from 4-6 September. Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images

2. HE HAS CONTROL OVER THINGS THAT AFFECT US. It is often easier to pray for a leader with whom we naturally agree or who we think is leading well and vice versa. However, praying for the government makes practical sense. Our leaders can affect the conditions we live in and have an impact on our families, our churches, our workplaces, our cities, and our nation.


3. HE NEEDS WISDOM FROM ABOVE TO LEAD US WELL. Without God’s help, our governing authorities will make costly decisions which will negatively affect us. We can’t take any chances in this crisis. Solomon knew this and the first thing he asked for was wisdom, and it is wisdom that made his nation prosper during his days.

4. HE NEEDS GOD’S SUPPORT BECAUSE OF THE EXTRA AMOUNT OF STRESS AND RESPONSIBILITY. If you have ever been into any leadership position you must know that leadership isn’t rosy especially in a time of crisis when everybody is looking up to you for direction yet, you aren’t certain of what to do. 

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s position makes him a target for criticism. Let’s pray for his well-being. Let’s pray that he will be refreshed. Let’s pray that he will have God’s discernment. Let’s pray that his leadership will be effective. Let’s pray that his decisions will honour God. All this works for our good.

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe's president, arrives for a Bloomberg Television interview on the opening day of the 28th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. The World Economic Forum on Africa meeting runs from 4-6 September. Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe's president, arrives for a Bloomberg Television interview on the opening day of the 28th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. The World Economic Forum on Africa meeting runs from 4-6 September. Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images

5. HE NEEDS PROTECTION FROM BAD INFLUENCE. Satan knows that if he gets to influence the man at the top, he has the entire nation in his hands. Let’s pray that our governing authorities will not be negatively influenced by other wicked leaders or subtle business people into putting the lives of Zimbabweans at risk. Let’s pray, too, that they will have godly friends who support and encourage them.

6. GOD ALSO GIVES US SPECIFIC COMMANDS TO PRAY FOR OUR LEADERS. First Timothy 2:1–4 says, "First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 

This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth."

7. HE IS A SOUL AND HE NEEDS TO BE SAVED. History has shown us two main things: one, that politics is the favourite profession of evil men; two, that political power, once attained, often has a powerfully corrupting influence.

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe's president, arrives for a Bloomberg Television interview on the opening day of the 28th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. The World Economic Forum on Africa meeting runs from 4-6 September. Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe's president, arrives for a Bloomberg Television interview on the opening day of the 28th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. The World Economic Forum on Africa meeting runs from 4-6 September. Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images

As such, most politicians end up winding up in hell once they are gone. It is our duty to stand in the gap for their souls. The Lord GOD says, "I don't rejoice in the death of evil people. I want them to change their lives so that they can live! (Ezekiel 18:23).

Written By Apostle Farayi Muzari

Praying for President Emmerson Mnangagwa is not an endorsement of his government but an acknowledgement that God is the ultimate authority. It brings glory to God and provokes Him to equip him to carry out His purposes.


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