A dawn prayer service, led by inter-denominational church groups, was then held at the National Parliament house, starting at 5am.
Youths from churches walked in groups from as far as Gerehu, Morata and Waigani, to the Parliament house to join in the dawn prayer service.
The service was led by Pastor Joseph Walters and other church leaders. Prayers seeking forgiveness as well as thanksgiving were done this morning.
Youths representing each province led prayers for the 22 provinces in the country.