Prayer Day Wednesday

 

Every Wednesday at Ntshe House

Every Wednesday, all employees at Ntshe House are invited to gather together at the ground floor entrance to participate in group prayer. The prayers typically take place during the first 15 min of work (7:30 – 7:45 a.m.), are led each week by a different volunteer from one of the many government offices, and consist of thematic speeches and passionate singing.

During the first few weeks of working here I’d join the crowd to observe and show respect, but now I usually retreat back to my office and play some tunes for some me time.

2 Responses

  1. So, what all do they pray for? I’m always curious what different countries pray about…

    • Batswana mostly belong to various sects of Christianity, and people often pray before workdays and meetings to give thanks for being able to meet and work together. Usually these big prayer day Wednesdays involve centering prayer on a theme – like a mini sermon – but it’s usually still about giving thanks.

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