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Pray, Indian Methodists urge

Saturday, December 09, 2006

The Indian Division of the Methodist Church in Fiji has called on Christians in the country to put aside their differences and fears and pray for the nation.

Divisional superintendent Reverend William Lucas said while there were many differences of opinion among the population in regards to democracy, all Christians must put their trust in God to lead the nation through this dark period.

"We must pray for the Holy Spirit to impart wisdom to our nation's leaders, from those in military, police, civil service and government to our chiefs and community leaders," he said.

He said this was important with Fiji expected to bear the brunt of the action by the international community in response to the assuming of executive authority by Fiji military forces commander Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.

"We must remain calm and peaceful and not to take advantage of the situation to further our own personal agendas and desires," Reverend Lucas said.

"Rather we must prepare ourselves to the rebuilding of our nation for the sake of future generations.

"We must acknowledge that God moves in ways that we cannot always understand. We must take our position from our Holy Scriptures and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit," he said.


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