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2003 African Prayer Breakfast - Reading by the President of Zambia

A Reading by His Excellency Mr. Levy Mwanawasa, President of the Republic of Zambia from the Holy Bible as recorded in 2 Chronicles 7:12-14 and Matthew 5:6-9 at the 1st Annual Africa Union Prayer Breakfast, held in Maputo, Mozambique

Some 3000 years ago, in response to King Solomon's earnest prayer, the Almighty God made a timeless promise that is vitally significant to us all as we convene this inaugural annual summit of our African Union.

“I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a temple for sacrifices.
When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people…
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,
then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

This is the promise of God.

During his life on earth nearly two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ spoke these words of comfort, encouragement and promise that remain forever a timeless truth.

May God bless the reading of his word.