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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
 

 

Pres. Sirleaf Declares April 10 Fast, Prayer Day

MONROVIA, April 8 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by Proclamation declared Friday, April 10, Fast and Prayer Day to be observed throughout the country as a National Holiday.

The Proclamation is in consonance with an Act of the National Legislature passed in 1883, which declared the Second Friday in April each year as a National Holiday, says a Ministry of Foreign Affairs release.

The proclamation notes that this is for supplication, fasting and meditation to the Almighty God “so that our efforts as a people may be crowned with great achievements to the common cause of the nation, the state and our common humanity.”

Accordingly, President Sirleaf has directed that all public offices, business houses and market places remain closed during the observance while citizens and foreign residents will cease their usual daily occupations in recognition of God’s love and guidance.

The Proclamation calls on all residents of Liberia, including Prelates, Priests, Elders, Deacons, Evangelists and Imams, regardless of religious creed, to gather together in one accord in their respective places of worship, wearing simple and non-costly apparel to fast and pray from 8 O’clock in the morning.

The Proclamation states that at this time in the affairs of the nation, when there have been unusual and extraordinary outbreaks and man-provoked national crises that have caused much harm, devastation, destruction, particularly the deadly Ebola Disease from which the country is gradually recovering, it is proper to give due recognition to God by whose grace the nation has been spared.

LINA

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