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‘Prayer-Warriors’ praying for change


Evangelist Courtney Selman (left) and the Reverend David Durant joined members of the senior clergy and the congregation of the Restoration Ministries this morning

The Prayer-Warriors will be taking their campaign against the importation of illegal guns and drugs into the island’s two main ports and its beaches on March 4, as it continues its annual Caribbean Day of Prayer under the theme ‘March Forth On Our Knees’.

Leader of the Prayer-Warriors, made this announcement this morning while addressing the congregation at the Restoration Ministries on Britton’s Hill, St Michael, as his radio ministry celebrates its 13th anniversary.

Selman said they will be meeting at 8 a.m. at Jubilee Gardens and will be travelling by bus to the island’s ports of entry and selected beaches to make stops and pray.

Arguing that Barbados does not manufacture guns, Selman said they had to be entering the island through its ports of entry and its many beaches.

Stressing that no charge will be imposed for the bus ride, the evangelist said: “Bring your picnic lunch and we will be praying for our families, the crime situation and the illegal drugs and guns situation.”

“We believe that prayer is the most powerful weapon to be used against wrong. It is even stronger than any Prime Minister or President,” Selman argued.

He contended that the current immorality and decadence that appears to be sweeping the country began at home.

“That’s why we have to concentrate on the home and the family. We have to rebuild those family walls [and] those values that existed in the communities before. So that is why I am calling on the church to assist in rebuilding these walls of morality and the family,” Selman contended.

He thanked Eddies Trading and Eddies Supermarket, Grantley Taylor and his wife, and pharmacist Victor Farley who have underwritten the cost of the 15 minute programme carried over 100.7 FM over the past 13 years.

Meanwhile, in his sermon Reverend Dr David Durant cited research which showed that happiness in life does not come from the accumulation of wealth, but from having a good and loving relationship with one’s partner.

Durant, who is a Government Senator said: ” A study which was carried out many years ago showed that persons who are in good loving relationships are less likely to suffer from dementia and Alzheimer ‘s disease in their later life. Good relations with our partners keep us healthy and happy, not money.”

Stressing that God is calling all Barbadians to love each other, the outspoken cleric welcomed the enactment of the Child Abuse Amendment Act and condemned “deviant behavioural practices” such as same sex marriages. (NC)




6 Responses to ‘Prayer-Warriors’ praying for change

  1. Ann Szebenyi
    Ann Szebenyi February 21, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    gonna take more than prayers to accomplish that, i wish them luck…

  2. Olutoye Walrond February 22, 2016 at 8:49 am

    We are admonished to pray without ceasing. But I fear that prayers will go no where with this one. This problem will be solved when the authorities get serious about gun crime and stop the “lotta” long talk. There is too much talking from those who lead us and too little action.

    The guns don’t enter Barbados by falling from the sky; they come through our ports. Is any effort being made to increase vigilance at these points? Do they have security cameras to deter any attempt at corruption?

    And what about the penal system, Mr. Attorney-general? Are you working on legislation that will bring a greater deterrent to gun crimes and expedite cases involving these crimes?

    It’s action like these that will stem the tide of gun violence. If we don’t do these things we could pray until the sky is green nothing will happen.

  3. jrsmith February 22, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Please ,people ,stop making us so silly, haven’t you all got any shame, people is laughing at us , last year paying ,one American Cooke, £300,000.00, for two days to come and pray for Barbados , things have gotten worst since then, and the prayer master, has added to his , $500 millions fortune…

    Why is it that you people have so much influence, and never have the guts or strength, to call the priminister of Barbados, to explain to our people why is Barbados in this economic mess and why cant his government fix it or leave office, there is nothing wrong with a snap general election.. But to remind all the world is gradually heading for another recession.

  4. annette Bovell February 22, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    God said in his world Isa 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.These are the last days look up Pray changes things but there are some thing you can pray for until the cows come home they wont change.Pray according to the will of God “Thy will be done O Lord”

  5. annette Bovell February 22, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    2 Timothy 3New King James Version (NKJV)

    Perilous Times and Perilous Men

    But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power.
    The Word of God ref Isa 55:11


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