President Ruto leads National Prayer Day at Nairobi’s Nyayo National Stadium


High-profile figures are converging at Nairobi’s Nyayo National Stadium to mark National Prayer Day, where Kenya’s President William Ruto has called on citizens to join in prayer for the country on Valentine’s Day. Among the dignitaries who have already arrived at the event are First Lady Rachel Ruto, Attorney General Justin Muturi, and Second Lady Dorcas Gachagua.

President Ruto specifically urged Kenyans to pray for rain on February 14th, as the country continues to face the challenge of hunger and drought. “Let us have prayer sessions wherever we are,” the President said, acknowledging that not everyone would be able to attend the Nyayo National Stadium.

Ruto emphasized that while the government has already saved seeds for the planting season, their efforts would be in vain if God does not provide the much-needed rain. Hence, he called on people from all walks of life to join together in prayer for the country.

The National Prayer Day event has brought together an array of religious leaders, prominent government officials, and politicians, who will join hands to offer supplications for the well-being of the nation. The event aims to promote national unity and interfaith harmony by bringing together people from diverse backgrounds.

The event’s organizers have stated that the day’s program would include worship and praise, thanksgiving, repentance, intercession, and dedication. The prayers will cover various aspects of the country’s life, such as health, education, security, and the economy.

While the prayer day is a public event, and participation is voluntary, the authorities have encouraged citizens to pray in their homes, workplaces, and communities. The prayer day is an occasion for people to put aside their differences and come together in spirit, demonstrating their love for the country.

The event has garnered significant attention from the public, with many citizens expressing hope that it would provide a turning point for the country. Others have criticized the government for relying too heavily on prayer instead of taking practical steps to address the country’s challenges.

Despite the divergent views, the National Prayer Day event is expected to create a sense of national community and provide an opportunity for reflection and soul-searching. The event will also highlight the importance of prayer in the country’s socio-political fabric, affirming Kenya’s diverse religious heritage.

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