MPs are seeking divine intervention in their quest to solve problems bedevilling the nation, it has been learnt.
BY STAFF REPORTER
There are reports that some MPs have approached the Catholic Church requesting for a church service (Mass) to pray for Members of Parliament.
According to Monsignor Kizito, Mhembere, a senior Catholic Jesuit priest and administrator at the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Harare, the motivation for the Mass to be attended by MPs, mostly of the Catholic faith, would be to ask the Holy Spirit to guide them so that they handle the affairs of the country in an “honourable manner”.
Mhembere announced the development during this weekend’s Sunday service at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.
“I have been approached by one of the MPs from the National Assembly who is a parishioner and that MP has requested that there be a service to pray for legislators in the country on Wednesday (tomorrow),” said Mhembere.
“The reason for the service will be to ask the Holy Spirit to guide legislators so that they execute their duties in a manner befitting of Godly people as the country faces different challenges,” he said.
Speaker of the House of Assembly Jacob Mudenda is a members of the Catholic Church.
The Wednesday service will be held at a time when legislators this week meet to decide on whether to pass the country’s 2014 national budget announced last month by Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa.
It also comes at a time when there is heated debate as to whether divine intervention can help turn around the economy. Chinamasa is on record saying Zimbabweans should not bank on miracles for the turnaround of the economy.
He said only hard work and commitment would turn around the country’s economy, urging people not to rely on miracles like those performed by United Families International Church (UFIC) leader Emmanuel Makandiwa.