South Sudan’s Council of Churches is planning to convene prayers on Saturday attended by President Salva Kiir, First Vice President Riek Machar, Vice President James Wani Igga and members of cabinet.
The Secretary General of the council James Oyet said in a letter that the prayer is aimed at blessing, encouraging and supporting the country’s leadership.
“We pray for rulers and for all who have authority. Pray for those leaders so that we can live quiet and peaceful lives full of devotion to God and respect to him,” says the letter.
Oyet said church leaders who will attend the prayers include Catholic Archbishop Paulino Lokudu Loro, and Episcopal Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul.
The first vice president and the president are expected to speak during the prayers.