• First Lady Mama Rachel Ruto is known for consistent prayers and also declared that the government would not stop its nationwide prayer meetings despite criticism.
• Since becoming the First lady, Rachel has made or asked for special prayers
First Lady Mama Rachel Ruto is known for consistent prayers. She also declared that the government would not stop its nationwide prayer meetings despite criticism.
She recently announced the launch of the Faith Diplomacy mission which would ensure every corner of the country experiences prayers adding faith diplomacy as a pillar in her strategy to empower women economically as well as close gaps in gender equity in Kenya.
Since becoming the First lady, Rachel has made or asked for special prayers, and here are the instances;
1. Prayers for State House
Barely two weeks after President Ruto was sworn in as the fifth president, there was a thanksgiving prayer service held at State House Nairobi.
Mama Rachel while addressing pastors and priests she invited to the statehouse said that they would be holding prayer ceremonies almost every month to give thanks to God for answering their prayers.
“When the Lord answers your prayer, you go to give thanks and we will not do it just once; we will keep coming to this altar that the fathers have laid here today in the State House,” she said.
The thanksgiving service was the first of its kind to be held at State House since Ruto moved into the residence after his swearing-in on September 13.
2. Prayers for rain
During the National Prayer Service, at the Nyayo Stadium on 14th February, Mrs. Ruto exuded confidence that God had heard the nation's cries regarding the ongoing drought and that the situation was about to change in no time.
She even referred to the scattered afternoon clouds saying it was a sign of the answered prayers.
Her remarks came when Kenya Meteorological Department was still insisting that the weather will continue the same way( hot and dry weather).
3. Prayers against LGBTQ Community
Kenya's First Lady Rachel Ruto recently declared national prayers against homosexuality in the country, declaring the practice as a threat to the institution of the family.
Adding that, "We want to strengthen the family institution where we have a father, a mother, and children. LGBTQ is forbidden even in the Bible and the African culture. Let us hold on to family values," she said on Sunday during a church service in Meru county."