Today is Repentance Day, a public Holiday sanctioned by the National Executive Council in 2011.
In the Nation’s capital, a multitude of believers of Christ converged in front of the Parliament house.
As they worshipped, they reclaimed Parliament and asked God to forgive the wrongs done by the leaders of this nation.
The rain and gloomy weather did little to deter the uplifted spirits of Christians in the Nation’s capital. They arrived as early as 4am to part take in prayer and worship.
They asked God for forgiveness, praying for the nation, business houses and leaders of the country.
The difference about this year’s Repentance day service is the fact it’s been held directly in front of parliament house. Previous years it was staged at Independence hill.
The theme for the day was “Be still and know that I am God”, clearly displayed at the entrance.
Member for Mendi and Vice Minister for Works and Implementation, De Kewanu, also took part and led a prayer.
Also present was one of the founders of the covenant day, Sam Abal.
Speaker, Theo Zurenouc has been instrumental with many of the changes taking place to the physical aspects of parliament house, and spiritually, he has also set up a room for prayer in the people’s house.
Repentance Day was enacted on the 15th of August 2011. Coming into effect two weeks after Prime Minister, Peter O&rsquO’Neill came into power.
Even though today is a sanctioned a Public Holiday, Parliament will resume at 2pm today. But word has it that leader of the Opposition, Belden Namah, will not attend preferring to dedicate the day to God.
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