Liberia's President Bokai declares April 12th a "National Day of Fasting and Prayer"

Liberia's President Bokai declares April 12th a “National Day of Fasting and Prayer”

The President of the Republic of Liberia, Joseph Numa Boakai Sr., has declared Friday, April 12, 2024, to be a “National Day of Fasting and Prayer,” observed as a national holiday throughout Liberia.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the day will be observed as a day of supplication, prayer, fasting and meditation.

The statement said that this declaration was issued to ensure that the efforts of the people yield great results for the common cause of the people, the nation and humanity.

This declaration further calls upon all prelates, priests, elders, deacons, evangelists, imams, and all residents, regardless of their religious beliefs, to attend their places of worship in their cities, towns, villages, hamlets, and homes. We are calling for unity. On the territory of the Republic of Liberia, we fast, pray and meditate from 8am, dressed in simple and inexpensive clothing.

The announcement said all government offices, shops and markets will be closed during the ceremony, adding that all citizens and expatriates will suspend their normal daily occupations and hobbies in recognition of God's love and guidance. Ta.

“With perseverance and an unwavering commitment to democratic principles, Liberians peacefully exercised their right to vote en masse on Election Day, laying the groundwork for this country's second democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years. “The resilience of Liberia's democratic institutions helped achieve this milestone and set an example for the region and the world,” the declaration underlines.

The Declaration further recalled that there have been extraordinary and extraordinary outbreaks of natural phenomena and man-made national crises that have caused much harm, devastation and destruction in many parts of the world, but by the grace of God our country has I have been spared from them.

The declaration detailed that large numbers of relatives and relatives of the nation live in precarious conditions in the diaspora and that the need to commemorate in prayer those who have made the supreme sacrifice remains unmet.

The presidential proclamation emphasized that the Liberian people have always submitted and humbly prayed to Almighty God for guidance and protection and peace in the life and affairs of the nation.

This declaration is consistent with Chapter 1 of the Law on Patriotic and Cultural Celebrations of the Republic of Liberia, which declares the second Friday in April of each year as a “National Day of Fasting and Prayer” and a day of fasting and prayers for prosperity. doing. of the people.


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