When in August 2008 Esther M Njenga got a miraculous ticket to train at the prestigious Haggai training institute in Singapore she did not know or imagine what God had in store for her beloved country - Kenya. In the course of her six weeks of training and visiting different congregations, it was clear that God was at work in Singapore. Esther noted richness, a fear of God, a plentiful ness, a graciousness and unexplained Godly favor upon Singapore. She was to soon learn that this glorious work was as a result of a tenuous praying people, a commitment to a 24/7 365 days of praying and fasting over the past couple of years. With much prayer and seeking God’s guidance, Esther believed that such a model would help realize God’s mighty works in Kenya through an unbroken prayer chain.When Esther came back to Kenya, she called upon a group of Christian professionals who were equally pained by the sorry state of affairs in our country. On 20th of June 2009 the unbroken prayer chain was launched at Nairobi Baptist church under the banner of Christian Prayer Network. CPN’s mission is to mobilize, network and unify the church into an unbroken prayer chain for Kenya by involving every congregation to stand in the gap and plead to God over our nation, each congregation at a time. The Secretariat has since formulated a strategic plan so as to have a systematic and coordinated an interceding church united in PRAYER for and on behalf of our nation, Kenya. CPN purposes to establish effective mechanisms that will give opportunity to every Christian, through their individual churches, to participate in the network. We believe that through such participation, Kenya will experience a healing, restoration and a revival at personal level. On behalf of the Secretariat, I am humbled before God to let you know that 52 congregations have already lifted their heart to God as they intercede for our nation through the Prayer network. Because of those prayers, we have witnessed God’s faithfulness. We have had much rains, our land has been healed from severe drought to bountiful harvests, remarkable improvements in areas of security. Indeed, GDP is growing at 4-6% from 1% in 2008. Improvements in areas of, education, environment, & transformed concern for moral and social justices, and equity, a renewed knack for righteousness, a harmonious coalition government, transformation on infrastructure, issues that the Christians have cried and sought God’s intervention . The unity of the Church of Christ is clearly evident as congregations charge each other to take a week watch on behalf of the entire nation. We at CPN, a secretariat of ten volunteers have vowed that we shall not rest nor shall we give God rest until the broken walls of our beloved country, (Nehemiah 2:17-18) Kenya are rebuilt to the glory of the most High God.
In order for the prayer network to succeed, the process requires support, commitment and facilitation by all participants. The desire of CPN Secretariat is that the enitre church leadership in Kenya will look at the ‘positiveness’ of the prayer chain because once implemented, it will enable Christian community to be ‘actual’ participants in praying for the nation and the success will be for the benefit of all Kenyans. CPN is therefore geared towards unity of purpose and achievement of much spiritual battles through power of prayer in uplifting the nation. The call to pray is for everyone and the network is open to God honoring fruitful suggestions. Eunice k. Mwongera
FOR: Christian Prayer Network