Former Attorney General Musa Mwenye says the country cannot be praying for financial resources when at the same time, it is recklessly spending money and driving itself into poverty.

And Mwenye says people cannot raise their hands in prayer for prosperity and use the same hands to carry corruptly acquired wealth into their bank accounts.

In a Facebook post, Wednesday, Mwenye stated that prayer, without action was meaningless.

“I support prayer and I believe in the power of prayer. It is however not enough to pray, our prayer must be reinforced by tangible actions because the Bible says God blesses the works of our hands. As we pray, we must remember that we cannot pray for financial resources while we are spending money recklessly and driving ourselves into poverty,” Mwenye stated.

He added that faith without action is dead.

“We cannot also raise our hands in prayer for the prosperity of our beloved country while the same hands carry corruptly acquired wealth into our bank accounts. Faith without works is dead. The Bible says the following: “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, ‘You have faith; I have deeds.’ Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. Faith without works is dead” (James 2:14-18),” stated Mwenye.