Anglican Church Holds A National Prayer Week

The Anglican Church of Kenya(ACK) set aside the week of 18th to 24th February 2013 as a Prayer and fasting week for the elections.

Bishops, the Provosts, all the clergy and those that were trained by the Province during the National Prayer Conference spearheaded the initiative in ensuring the prayer points were circulated within the Diocese and are used as a guide for prayer. The prayer guide was used instead of Prayer for the Day for all the Sundays preceding the election date 4th March 2013. Clergy in charge of Parishes/congregations opened churches for intecessory prayers for the entire Prayer Week.

The ACK also released a press statement addressing various issues on the state of the nation, calling upon Kenyans to uphold peace in the lectioneering period and accept the election results. "We are emerging from an experience where violence was triggered by disputed presidential election results. Our prayer is that free and fair elections will be held and that political aspirants and their supporters will accept the election results. All Kenyans should give room for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commision to conclude its task of announcing results. Judicial means must be our only recourse in settling any disputes that may arise," remarked ACK Archbishop Eliud Wabukala as he read the statemement after a Bishop's consultation in Nakuru.

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