DIPHU, Aug 19 - Along with the rest of the country, the National Day of Prayer was observed here recently by the members of the Christian community for peace, prosperity and stability in the country.
The Day was organised by the United Christian Forum (UCF) at Diphu Baptist Church (DBC). Members of the Christian faith from different places, including Diphu town congregated at the Diphu Baptist Church to pray for peace, prosperity and stability of the nation.
The programme began with invocation of prayers led by Rev. Fr. Albert Guite of the Believers Church of India, Rongjangphong. The focal points taken up in the prayer included the nation, leaders leading the nation, judicial system, civil servants, law enforcement agencies, prevailing of justice, freedom of religion, to end corruption, for children at risk, for the poor and suffering people, women suffering abuse and gender violence, media, entertainment and sports, and also for the churches which were facing persecution.
The prayer points was led by Nihang Karbi Baptist Association executive secretary Benting Teron. Council of Baptist Churches of North East India (CBCNEI), general secretary Dr Rev. Solomon Rongpi in his message asked the faithfuls to be the salt of the earth. Dr Rev. Rongpi said, “We should be like salt to give taste to the people with our good moral conduct, besides love and the ability to forgive others. We should be able to give our good taste like salt to others.”
“Even during seemingly unsurmountable difficulties, we should not lose hope in God but continue to shine with our good example before others”, he said. Special songs were presented by the Kingdom Women Worship Team of DBC, students of Hutton Bible Institute, Manja and solos Assembly of God Church, Manja.
Benediction was taken up by the Assembly of God, Pastor, Rev. R Sanga Keivom. Necessary announcement for UCF plans and programmes was subsequently made by general secretary of UCF, Fr. Tom Mangattuthazhe. The programme was chaired by the chairman of UCF, Rev Athang Sebu.