Thank God for World Cup, says ACDP

2010-07-15 11:16

The country has to pray to thank God for the successful hosting of

the World Cup, the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) has said.

Party leader Kenneth Meshoe said: “The ACDP welcomes President

Jacob Zuma’s call for a ‘national prayer to thank God for helping us’ with the

successful hosting of the Soccer World Cup.

“Many Christian groups prayed at different stadiums and venues

before the tournament, asking God for peace and success during the games, and He

answered all the prayers. So, the right thing to do is to go back to Him as a

nation and say, ‘thank you Lord for your help’.”

Zuma on Tuesday called for a national prayer after the success of

the World Cup in South Africa.

The spirit of harmony, peace and unity that permeated our society

during the World Cup should not be taken for granted, he said.

Zuma said: “We need more prayer so that this spirit of harmony,

peace and unity is maintained and the threatening xenophobic spirit is


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