THE Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma has requested all Fijians to partake in prayer meetings for the 45 Fijian soldiers who were captured by Islamist militants in the Golan Heights.
Church president Reverend Tevita Nawadra Banivanua made the call after leading the church in a prayer vigil at the Centenary Church in Suva.
The RFMF commander Brigadier General Mosese Tikoitoga and other military officers, Mr Nawadra said are also expected to be part of the vigil.
"They need our prayers," he said.
"This is why the church has decided to carry out the vigil which will be open to members of the public and also those who wish to remember our brothers in the Golan Heights in prayer.
"The RFMF and the church remain committed and we believe this is a good thing to do something for them as this is the only support we can offer them now."
Mr Nawadra said they would also make an announcement at today's vigil and part of this would include continuous prayers for these soldiers in all the 55 church divisions in the country.
He added they would also light 45 candles to represent the 45 soldiers within this one hour vigil.
The All Nations Church general secretary Reverend Josefa Tuitoga also confirmed that they had advised their various divisions to conduct prayers for these soldiers ever since the news came last week.
"We will continue to remember them in our prayers and we join other churches in praying for the lives of these men."