Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality resorted to a prayer session to address social ills that continue to cloud communities and the country as a whole. The purpose of the prayer looked into praying for different fields to come together and for a social cohesion.

The focal point of hosting the various churches together with their congregants and the community at large was to set an example to the communities that through prayer, we can overcome challenges faced with. Most importantly, to symbolise that we are better when we come together.

The electrifying sense of unity in the room gathered to pray for crime, gender based violence, youth, road accidents and substance abuse. The room passionately prayed for perpetrators and the victims of who might have endured and those who continue to endure the harsh realities of gender based violence. The event was graced by leaders and congregants of several churches.

The municipality believes prayer can have a positive effect on people's deeds and the need to work together with churches which were available on the day resembled this. The mayor, Cllr Meriam Molala put emphasis on eradicating gender based violence. "It's wonderful to see so many church leaders and organisations, all combined, united in one thing to pray for our province and nation as a whole," mayor Molala said, she further stressed the need for road safety, "It is horrible to see innocent lives cut short", expressed Mayor Molala. Practicing patience on the roads should be every motorist primary priority.

Reverend Awedzani Nemaukwe, from the Uniting Presbyterian church, challenged Christians to pray and declare peace over South Africa, and encourage people to pray instead of fighting.

"Pray for the schools, adopt police stations and business places. God has given us the power and through prayer, we will conquer every problem," Nemaukwe said