The local Christian community flooded churches last night for all night services dubbed cross over nights to be ushered into the year on a strong spiritual footing.

New years are usually marked by fireworks and celebrations around the world.

The Christian community from both traditional and Pentecostal churches was not left out as they assembled at their churches to rejoice and give thanks to the lord through prayer, prophecy, worship, candle lighting and fireworks to celebrate entry into 2019.

2019 is perceived to be a better year as Christians who spoke to the ZBC News expressed optimism the New Year will bring joy and growth to both the economy and their spiritual lives.

Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries leader Prophet Walter Magaya and Prophet Tapiwa Freddy of the Goodness and Mercy Ministries, both concur 2019 is a year of new beginnings and there are new prospects for the New Year.

Many Zimbabwean Christians like their counterparts from across the world, start the New Year through prayer and celebrations, but also set apart some days for fasting and supplication as they begin afresh.