Ceaseless prayer warriors will now have to manoeuvre very carefully as lengthy prayer sessions are likely to get them expelled from their highly endemic churches.
Bizarre this week on the tabloids is a Swazi man, Njabulo Dlamini, who got kicked out from Christian Brethren Church in Magubheleni as he would pray perpetually under the sway of the Holy Spirit, among other things.
Dlamini was discourteously shown the exit door by the church committee.
The Zambian Observer quoted Dlamini on record, charging that praying for a long time is not something he could control as he was commanded by the Holy Spirit.
“Most of the time when I pray, the Holy Spirit is showing me something bad that is attacking the church and needs powerful prayer,” he said.
Normally, he said he arrived at the church at around 10 before the start of the main service at 11 am and prayed and worshipped for an hour.
He said he was doing this as an intercessor and saw nothing wrong as it was practised in a number of churches which were directed by the ‘Holy Ghost’.
Dlamini said at times he would pray as the pastor takes to the pulpit, something that was despised by some church authorities.
“I did this to lay a foundation for the pastor who would be preaching the word of God and without disrespect,” Dlamini said.
He said the church has not at any point reprimanded him or told him about any rules that needed to be adhered to.
According to Dlamini, most of the congregants Christians at the church were very stereotypical and too relaxed. He said they did not give themselves time to be in God’s presence.
On the issue that he was not a dedicated member of the church, Dlamini said he had his own church where he had dedicated himself. He said he saw nothing wrong in visiting the nearest church whenever he was at his grandmother’s place.
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