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Prayers for the nation

Independence Square was filled with the sounds of worship as over 30 church leaders from across the island led a prayer and evangelism crusade for the nation’s ills.

Organisers said the event, which ran from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., was hosted by Night Ride Prayer Ministry and Operation Intercession, out of concern for the spiritual and moral path that Barbados was taking.

“There is much violence and crime in this nation, a lot of ungodliness, a lot of pornography, abuse of children and then of course the economy itself is a challenge to the leaders of our nation, so we have come to pray that God will turn around this nation in every aspect,” said Reverend John Carter of Messiahs House Wesleyan Holiness Church.

Reverend Carter noted that the spirituality of Barbadians had dropped significantly in recent years and this was due to a lack of religious education being provided to the nation’s children.


Some of the participants at the day’s prayer session for the nation

“In the past we had children in our Sunday schools, in our churches …the church had a very high percentage of young people and preteens in it but now that is weighing significantly, but then of course a lot of parents don’t understand the importance of spiritual covering for their children, they are not praying for their children, they are not bringing them in the house of God,” the former St. Leonard’s Boy School teacher said.

He also suggested that the community needed to stand firm in their beliefs.

“We need the communities to get back caring about itself, to get back (to) caring for other members of the community by standing firm against all these ills that people are seeking to impose on the nation.

“The public has to stop protecting the lawless and the criminals in our society. We have a proliferation of guns in Barbados, there are people who know how they are coming in … but they are not saying.”


Pastor David Durant addressing the event

These sentiments were echoed by Pastor David Durant of Restoration Ministries who said, “Rebuilding and getting back to place of being our neighbour’s keeper is needed again in Barbados”.

The senior pastor mentioned that his ministry was taking steps to reach a consensus between community, the church and the police as a joint town hall meeting will be held next month to find solutions to these problems.

Rev Carter disclosed that the church is hoping to hold a 366 day prayer event from December 1, 2015 to November 30, 2016 in celebration of Barbados’ 50th independence anniversary. (KK)

19 Responses to Prayers for the nation

  1. Kris Lorde
    Kris Lorde October 25, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    Keep Praying Oh Gullible Ones, Cesare Borgia Is Listening.

  2. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce October 26, 2015 at 2:43 am

    ‘Prayers for the Nation’ That the Solid Waste of Time, Government to put the Citizens first and stop turning OFF the WATER in the North!!!! Heknows and his Cartoon Characters Network got a nerve to expect the citizens to buy bottle water and to continue pay the water bills, for ZERO water. No consideration at all for the elderly, who might find it difficult to make they way to the water truck. Absolutely disgraceful!

  3. Peachesnaddy Brown
    Peachesnaddy Brown October 26, 2015 at 7:09 am

    Start to love thy neighbors an also stop calling the police for the church talking bout it keeping too much noise an let go of the cocky talk that God is a bajan.

  4. Buddy Love
    Buddy Love October 26, 2015 at 8:02 am

    You fools. So when innocent people die surely this is your God.?

  5. Buddy Love
    Buddy Love October 26, 2015 at 8:03 am

    How stupid is this. Prayig for a nation. Thebusiness would is surely thinking “what a bunch of backward idiots in the 21st Century

  6. Menace II Babylon October 26, 2015 at 8:14 am

    When U Believe In Things U Don’t Understand – Then U suffer

  7. Menace II Babylon October 26, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Well said Veronica and Kris

  8. Donna October 26, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Christians must show the love of God first instead of simply praying about it. Then the people will come to understand the love of God and turn towards Him. “By this they shall know that you are my disciples if you have love one for the other.” Enough of the meaningless repetitious prayers. Walk the walk! You have talked the talk ad nauseam!

  9. Panwallie October 26, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Reach a consensus between the community, church and Police? Am trying to understand the role of the Police in this consensus! And what is this 366 day pray event all about, Rev? You mean right now the church does not pray everyday? Forgive my dumbness.

  10. jrsmith October 26, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    It never happen in centuries, of slavery and it wouldn’t happen now or never, waiting for the blonde haired blueyed man to come from the sky. I thought bajans paid for they super praying.
    $300,000. to a con man ,Mr, benny Hinn. it goes on and on and 50 years from now , would be the same, as in the USA, 50 years ago and they are again signing ,we shall over come some day, 50 years later , over come what, themselves.

  11. Alex Alleyne October 26, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Start with UINCEF

  12. sheila mcintosh October 26, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    2nd Chronicles 7 verses 14 and 15 says- Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,I will hear from heaven and willforgive their sins and restore their land,15- My eyes will be open andmy ears will be attentive to every prayer made in this place. I am amze at the comments made about prayer, if the pastors and religious leaders do not pray for the nation many more atrocities will occur – I cannot believe these spiritual leaders are disrespected – Be careful the earth tremors do not get more entense , earth quake come or a tsunami comes then every one will not ridicule pray,the spiritual leaders probably got visionary message from god that the nation has to pray, I grew up in Barbados my mother always prayer we were brought up to respect and love the maker of the universe, it has help us to maintained a standard of love a, health prosperity, wisdom , Knowledge and understanding, Ido appreciate prayers,the earnest prayers of the righteous availeth much and god answers their prayers, Do not wait for the major disaster to pray. Pray without ceasing and definitely things will certainly change for the better.

  13. jrsmith October 27, 2015 at 6:45 am

    @,Sheila McIntosh, forget the bible for sometime, give us your contribution of your thoughts and mind set, about our present problems in Barbados. and god said, my people call my name, humble themselves and pray, turn from they wicked ways god will hear from heaven forgive they sins , and will restore their land.
    And Bishop TUTU said ,the white man ,came to Africa, said to the Africans lets pray, when they open they eyes ,the white man had the land and diamonds, the African had the bible. was he wrong.


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