“With reference to the President’s call for a national day of prayer on Sunday, 31 May 2020, I encourage all to answer positively to this request.” So says District Apostle J Kriel in response to the President’s address on national television to the South African nation on Tuesday, 26 May 2020.

The national day of prayer is identified as a positive step in the fight against Covid-19 and can only serve as a binding force to our nation.

The District Apostle continued: “As a symbol of oneness among God's people, the Apostles around Southern Africa will pray with the Rectors at 9:30 on Sunday morning. Members are also encouraged to pray together as a family or individually on this day. All are encouraged to pray for the efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, manage the current infections, and for God’s guidance to all responsible in decision making roles. We also want to use this opportunity to remember the plight of the poor and needy, support to the economy and those affected as a result of the pandemic. With much thankfulness in our hearts, we also remember all who have been in the frontline of fighting the disease from the start of this pandemic- from those working in the medical field to the shop assistants who diligently helped to answer the call to assist with the needs of the people.”

In conclusion, the District Apostle said: as children of God, let us be reminded of the words from Romans 12:12: “We rejoice in hope, remain patient in tribulation and continue steadfastly in prayer.”