One Prayer: Thanksgiving

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a. Thanksgiving:Many around us had predicted bad things for this country. We acted in such a way that 50 years from now future generations will be proud of us. Despite the negative predictions we are still here.

 This election has demonstrated that police can undertake their work independently. As early as December they marked the hotspots where violence was likely to occur. Uasin Gishu, Rift Valley and Kisumu has created a strong sense of government presence. More security was dispatched and police posts were established. Thanksgiving: Secondly we have a leader who has taken charge of the service. In 2007 we had all manner of people making a call as to how police should respond. We have one command and he is a strong figure and a godly man, a born again believer. The police have acted with great restraint but they have handled people with respect even where people were disruptive. Previously the executive would call the police and give instructions verbally. This is a huge gain for the people of Kenya.

b. Historic election: We are looking forward to a new dispensation, regardless of the outcome. God is doing a new thing in Kenya . Monday’s elections have brought in 47 devolved governments. Power will be decentralized, resources will be shared more equitably, communities will manage their own affairs. We have many new leaders in place and even in the event of a run- off the country will still run.

c. O God of all creation: Psalm 97: 1 The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad; Kenya has a great future. God is in control. God’s position is not up for elections. We are blessed to be a blessing. We stand on the verge of great opportunities. The word Kenya means ‘ the place where God dwells’

d. Bless this our land and nation: Ps. 67: 1-2May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us—[b]2 so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nation.  The church and the civil society set the agenda in anticipating blessing. Positivity won. We experienced patriotism and unity and strong ownership. God enabled us not to forego this opportunity by being unpatriotic and speaking negatively of our institutions

e.  Justice be our shield and defender: Psalm 102:13 13 You will arise and have compassion on Zion,   for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come. IEBC, Judiciary and Police were independent and have all done their job.The systems are in place and they are running this country. The president was the substantive minister in charge of the police. The police were not accountable to any institution. There was no oversight. The police were in a sense a law unto themselves. A lot of the deaths in 2007 were caused by the police because they were not accountable. The executive has always attempted to control the police. Policing has been used as a way of advancing political interests. This country has moved in the last five years in terms of reforms.

f.  May we dwell in unity, peace and liberty: Genesis 11: 6 The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Pray that this country will not be polarized. Pray that either way we are committed to the process. Regardless of who has become the winner of the different positions that we would give them our full support. At the end we are still Kenya and whoever we elect will lead all of us. We experienced sporadic incidences: The crisis in Mombasa was a blot to this nation. Some very senior policemen were tipped off. 200 raiders were planning to raid a police station and they were ambushed and 4 police men were killed along with some IEBC officials. Pray for the families. Pray that not another public servant would lose their life.

g.  Plenty be found within our borders: Psalm 67: 7 May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him. Prophesy prosperity. Pray that corruption would be behind us and that going forward this city and nation would be known for virtue. Let’s begin to speak against that; that in a few years from now people would come to know Kenya as the place to learn standards of integrity ; that this would signal a new dawn for Kenya.

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2 Responses to “One Prayer: Thanksgiving”

  1. Am grateful of sunday’s service, i had a feeling of an angel in me. God bless Kenya

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  2. Janet Mbunga Says:

    Five things happen to me when Pastor Linda is preaching; i get challenged, encouraged, motivated, inspired and i laugh to tears. I just looove that woman of God yani, Kizungu nayo! However am glad am no longer just a partaker of the word but the doerer and spreader(if there is a word like that) of the word through art.

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