On Tuesday, hundreds if not more, the Zimbabwean Christian community were gathered around Africa Unity Square at an event organized by the Pastor Evan Mawarire, the United Citizen Alliance and Citizen Manifesto dubbed The Big Bye to Mugabe.
It was the day that the presidential impeachment was set to begin in the parliament, and ultimately, it also became the day that the thirty-seven years serving President of Zimbabwe Robert G. Mugabe resigned.
On the same as people waited for the parliamentary motion to be heard Pastor Evan prayed a unique prayer of love, unity and humility among the people. Here is the full prayer as translated into English.
My father who resides in Heaven, you’re the God of love,
The bible says that God is love
And today father we want to profess love for the mission of Zimbabwe
Father, we love this country, we love this country indeed!
Behold our nation was now a humiliation Oh, father
Our country was a shame and we were embarrassed by it
But today we declare that we love Zimbabwe
Even if it is hard, rotten, fallen, or whichever direction it goes,
God, You love Zimbabwe
And we also love it regardless
Father, we proclaim our love for each other here as Zimbabweans
The black, the white, the Indians,
The coloreds, no matter who we are we love each other
Because we are Zimbabweans
We refused to be made to be …. because of political ideas
We denounce fighting because we hold different political views
We denounce fighting God because we speak different languages
Whether I’m from Matabeleland, Mashonaland,
Manicaland, Masvingo, or Midlands
My God, we declare that we are one
And we are Zimbabweans
And so today My God let your love reign supreme in the nation of Zimbabwe
I thank you, my God, for raising up a new crop of young leaders
Who love Zimbabwe
Young leaders who love their country
Strengthen us this afternoon
Do us good
Bless our nation and thank you for a new season
We thank you father for the new season
The season of development
The season of joy
And the season of unity.
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