President Weah Declares Friday, April 10th, Fast and Prayer Day

His Excellency President Dr. George Manneh Weah
His Excellency President Dr. George Manneh Weah
Photo Credit: Public Affairs
His Excellency Dr. George Manneh Weah has by Proclamation declared the second Friday in April as a “Fast and Prayer Day” to be observed throughout Liberia as a National Holiday.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, the Proclamation is in consonance with an Act of the National Legislature passed into law in 1883 declaring the second Friday in the month of April of each year as “National Fast and Prayer Day” for the safety and welfare of the Nation and its people with penitent reverence to God.
The Day is observed as a Day of Supplication, Prayer, Fasting and Meditation 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.
The people of the Republic of Liberia have always submitted themselves, in humble contrition to the Almighty God for guidance and protection as well as for peace in their national life and affairs.
The Proclamation further expressed that there have been unusual and extraordinary outbreaks of natural phenomena and man provoked national crises that have caused much harm, devastation and destruction in many parts of the world, and in which our nation, respectively, from which, by the grace of God, we, the survivors have been spared.
“There are still large numbers of our kith and kin living in uncertain conditions in the Diaspora and nationally, and the need for remembrance in prayer of those who have made the supreme sacrifice remains unfulfilled,” the proclamation said. 
The Proclamation, therefore, call upon all Prelates, Priests, Elders, Deacons, Evangelists, Imams and all residents, regardless of religious creed, to observed the day through fasting, praying and meditation restricted in their individual homes, keeping in mind the prescribe health protocols seeking to prevent the spread of COVID-19, within the territorial confines of the Republic of Liberia.  
It further orders all public offices, business houses, market places, churches and mosques and all places of worship and assembly are to remain closed on this day, while citizens and foreign residents, will cease from their daily occupations and avocations in further recognition of God’s love and guidance.