Earnest prayers for Barbados

Barbados is set to be the leading nation in the Caribbean again.

Pastor David Durant made the bold declaration today as scores of citizens heeded the call to petition for the island’s challenges, needs and success as part of activities marking the National Day
of Prayer.

Churches across the island opened their doors this morning from as early as 6 o’clock to allow workers to spend time in communion before tackling the day’s tasks. Citizens were also encouraged to use a portion their lunch hour to pray.

When Barbados TODAY visited the Restoration Ministries sanctuary at Gunsite Road, Brittons Hill, several people were fervently making their petitions.

Pastor Durant described the event as significant, saying it would help the island to be “refreshed, revived and restored.”

“The church has a very significant role to play in social development, spiritual development, economical development. So hence we asked for a National Day of Prayer so people can take time and reflect and pray, examine themselves, so we have the opportunity to give God thanks,”
he said.

He stressed the importance of the nation coming together and offering prayers to guarantee its success.

“It is important for the unity of the body to be there because unity is strength. A number of things are converging upon us, socially, economically, spiritually and we think that it’s good for us to pray for our leaders and those in authority that we can live a quiet and peaceful life,”
he added.

Today’s national prayer gathering organized by an inter-denominational group of churches sets the backdrop for a weekend of thanksgiving being held under the theme Pray Barbados.

Durant encouraged all Barbadians to take part in the scheduled activities and to use the time to reflect.

“It’s a difficult time for many of our Caribbean neighbours. So this is a time for Barbadians to reflect and give God thanks for where God has brought us from and where he has brought us too and what he’s going to do among us as a nation,”
he added.

Following tonight’s prayer rally in Independence Square, there will be three more days of activities.

On Friday, the Ministry of Education has consented for school children and teachers to attend Abundant Life Assembly between 10 a.m – 12 p.m. to be prayed for and
be blessed.

“We are inviting the schools to bring the children so we can help to motivate them, to share the love of God with them and to pray and bless them and their teachers.

We set a nice programme for them to enjoy. Then in the night, we will be back in Independence Square for another rally,” Durant explained.

On Saturday, there will be a Prayer March through the city from Jubilee Gardens from 9 a.m., to pray for businesses, and on Sunday, they are asking all Barbadians – particularly those who don’t ordinarily attend church – to attend services close to their home.

Both Saturday and Sunday will culminate with a National Prayer and Worship Rally in Independence Square. (DB)

78 Responses to Earnest prayers for Barbados

  1. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba October 27, 2017 at 10:34 am

    I PRAY THAT THE HOUSE SLAVES IN PARLIAMENT, THAT RUNNING THIS COUNTRY, WOULD GO TO JAIL FOR PREYING ON THE TAXPAYERS DOUGH, PREYING ON BRIBES, AN EVERY FORM OF WICKEDNESS THAT THEY PREYED ON THE PEOPLE……

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    • Sheryl Smith
      Sheryl Smith October 27, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Let the people say Amen.

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    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne October 27, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Hallelujah!

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael October 27, 2017 at 11:05 am

      If that happen so much people would get lock up even the past and present opposition leaders and members of both sides of the house. Let me ask you who will run Bim??

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    • Gavin Dawson
      Gavin Dawson October 27, 2017 at 11:37 am

      Javan Carmichael who ever runs Bim there will always be the likes & dislikes, like of now.
      Which is the best religeon in your view Mr Carmichael?

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael October 27, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      Gavin Dawson religion dont run this country its not a muslim state. People have different views on christianity, however if believe that if there are honest people at the helm Barbados would be run better. And saying that it would be good to have some one who believe’s in the Most high God and run the country on the priciples of Jesus Christ. If you dont believe in God then that is your problem not mine. We have to much dishonest people running things in Bim….and most of these people are in masonic lodges.

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  2. Dennis Connell
    Dennis Connell October 27, 2017 at 10:46 am

    The last declarations that Rev.Durant made exposed him as a false prophet. ..now he is declaring Barbados will be the leading island in the Caribbean. ..I would love that too..how come these religious leaders proclaiming better when Revelations the book in the bible that they suppose to be living by says differently..
    Sorry I forgot them don’t live by that book nuh more

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  3. Gavin Dawson
    Gavin Dawson October 27, 2017 at 10:49 am

    As for praying Forget it! Since when has praying done any good? We have People going without food ,we have severe unrest in the world,we have islands virtually demolished,we have human killing humans, homeless people, and that is not incl.the people who lost their homes and possessions in the Hurricanes, and we must not forget the children who have lost their parents thru disease.
    What has or is prayer going to do about the above? Instead of praying the powers that be need to get these things moving & done. Rome was not built in day but instead of praying start getting motivated, that way things get done.

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    • Dwayne Gittens
      Dwayne Gittens October 27, 2017 at 11:03 am

      These churches or pastors ain’t letting go none of that money they collected for God so they instead do nothing or pray as they call it. If these pastors and churches actually did something it would make a difference.

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael October 27, 2017 at 11:08 am

      Lead by example dont you think. Why not offer yourself to get things done….you claim to got all this money you invest in Barbados. We need people like you, unlesss you selfish and just seeking out for your own good??

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    • JG Dillinger
      JG Dillinger October 27, 2017 at 11:14 am

      So becuz the man got money he suppose to lead …..when i see these comments i does smile

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    • Gavin Dawson
      Gavin Dawson October 27, 2017 at 11:32 am

      Dwayne Gittens The church is what be classed as a Holy Bank, money going in and definitely nothing coming out unless you are a preacher or pastor.

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    • Gavin Dawson
      Gavin Dawson October 27, 2017 at 11:41 am

      Javan Carmichael what and where I spend my money is of no concern to you or anyone else,
      But for your arrogance you are one that would be cast aside.

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    • Gavin Dawson
      Gavin Dawson October 27, 2017 at 11:47 am

      Javan Carmichael you keep praying that should take up your time instead of telling people how and when and what they ought to do. But then I should know this is how religion works if Church folk don’t like some comments then their christian faith goes out of the door and the devil comes right thru the open door.

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    • Gavin Dawson
      Gavin Dawson October 27, 2017 at 11:49 am

      JG Dillinger as for insults professionals have tried and failed, the like of Javan Carmichael do not even get a look in.

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    • James Amlighty
      James Amlighty October 27, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      My sentiments exactly. The same as saying we don’t give a damm and intend to do nothing about it

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    • Javan Carmichael
      Javan Carmichael October 27, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      Gavin Dawson i respond to onemof your previous comments when you said you have money and you have invested immence amount in Barbados. I was of the views you’re multi-billionaire so you mussy got nuff to give way freely. I only suggest that if that is the case you can give some and help. Now what so wrong about that???

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    • Gavin Dawson
      Gavin Dawson October 27, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      Javan Carmichael you was of the view I was. Billionaire,well if that is not starting a rumor then what is ?you do not have to be a billionaire or millionaire to invest in anything or any where.’What is wrong with that you ask’?
      I will tell you what is wrong with that you have no right what so ever to imply anything about my finances, or any monies I have and was worked bloody hard for. I will give when I want and to whom I want. It’s none of your or any one else’s business. Remember You have made a false accusation. Now the ball is in your court!

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      • Ras October 28, 2017 at 1:40 am

        BRA needs to check Gavin see if he paying fair share of taxes
        BRA please reaccess -Gavin Dawson

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    • Jasper Stone
      Jasper Stone October 27, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      The Caribbean needs action not more religion to many people want to lead but have no plan how to implement change. Politics needs more humble people who really want to uplift the people not themselves

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  4. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne October 27, 2017 at 10:55 am

    No disrespect, Pastor Durant, but we need to pray for ourselves and each other, too.

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  5. Pullhead Davis
    Pullhead Davis October 27, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Not from you somebody else

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  6. Stell Alleyne
    Stell Alleyne October 27, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Ali Baba the persons that are preyed on is the innocent by the BLP

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    • Gavin Dawson
      Gavin Dawson October 27, 2017 at 11:22 am

      Since when has politics got to do with religion or praying? 2 totally different scenarios,unless you are aim to bring politics into play on this particular case?

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    • Wendy Knight
      Wendy Knight October 27, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      You getting on like if the DLP ain’t preying on anybody!!

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  7. Stell Alleyne
    Stell Alleyne October 27, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Ameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen pst. Durant I received that in Jesus Mighty Name!

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  8. Chris Alleyne
    Chris Alleyne October 27, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Wowwww! Now we can’t miss.

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  9. Stell Alleyne
    Stell Alleyne October 27, 2017 at 11:09 am

    These folks that here on this post and pronouncing doom be very careful for the things you ppl wish and hope for. ..before you all get on your knees and pray that God will smile down on us with favor is doing the opposite. ..why because you folks believes that the creature is greater than the creator. ..that the Blp can save us….well well well!

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    • Dwayne Gittens
      Dwayne Gittens October 27, 2017 at 11:27 am

      What does praying do besides nothing ? Please educate us

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    • Gavin Dawson
      Gavin Dawson October 27, 2017 at 11:29 am

      And how does God save the world ? Where is the proof about God being a creator ? Please show.oh dear you BLP & God on the same page, which are you/ we commenting on ?

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    • Stell Alleyne
      Stell Alleyne October 27, 2017 at 11:33 am

      Dwayne Gittens & Gavin Dawson now I have my answer to the questions which I was puzzled about…you can’t believe in pray if you don’t believe in God…

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    • Dwayne Gittens
      Dwayne Gittens October 27, 2017 at 11:50 am

      So basically pray does nothing in long and short then Stell Alleyne ????

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    • Gavin Dawson
      Gavin Dawson October 27, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      What are we discussing here politics or Religeon????

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    • Gavin Dawson
      Gavin Dawson October 27, 2017 at 12:05 pm

      Stell Alleyne who said I believed in either?

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    • Lionel Gittens
      Lionel Gittens October 27, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      Only one can save us is Jah Queen.

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    • Stell Alleyne
      Stell Alleyne October 27, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      Gavin Dawson I have been been commenting on one only from the beginning. ..just incase you missed it let me say it again. …the only one that can deliver Barbados from this catosphe waiting to happen is God Almighty

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    • Sharon Ellis
      Sharon Ellis October 27, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Dwayne Gittens and Gavin Dawson I’m going to pray for the 2 of wanna as the bajans would say.

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    • Sharon Ellis
      Sharon Ellis October 27, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      You guys really need it.

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    • Stell Alleyne
      Stell Alleyne October 27, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Dwayne Gittens prays does everything for those who believes in the sovereign God…

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    • Stell Alleyne
      Stell Alleyne October 27, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      Fabian Goody Goodman research studies….hmmmm even the devil knows there is a God and trembles

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    • Stell Alleyne
      Stell Alleyne October 27, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      Nevertheless for those who is wondering why is Stell Alleyne all up in Nation News voicing her opinion and sharing what she knows. …let me tell you…I will not keep silent at the wicked. ..I will speak up and speak out because I live here too and every single decision/s whether good or bad will affect me and my household…so yes please God all the way first and the affairs of the country secondary

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    • Stell Alleyne
      Stell Alleyne October 27, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Fabian Goody Goodman one question for you…since you don’t seems to understand who God is..all that is around you alone who do believe had created it all? Let’s start with the air who did you think created the air? Can you see it?

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    • Stell Alleyne
      Stell Alleyne October 27, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Fabian Goody Goodman only the fool says in his heart there is no God… you very words have deceived you…YOU ARE A FOOL!

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    • Stell Alleyne
      Stell Alleyne October 27, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Fabian Goody Goodman only the fool says in his heart there is no God… your very words have deceived you…YOU ARE A FOOL!

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    • Dwayne Gittens
      Dwayne Gittens October 27, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      Sharon Ellis so when you done pray for me what will happen besides nothing ? And Stell Alleyne again what does pray do cause up till now you can’t seem to answer only tell us things which you read in a book and if pray does everything help me understand how people does pray for the sick and they still dead ? Or tell us how many hungry families pray fed ? Or how many empty broken wallets and purses pray restored ??? A bunch of ignorance wanna teach for years to keep the masses brainwash and make pastors filthy rich that’s all

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    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith October 27, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      Lionel Gittens who or what is Jah Queen, please enlighten me, first time I heard.

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    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith October 27, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      Stell please don’t argue, with Mr Goodman, because he is an atheist, so you know where that is going to go.

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  10. Judah Bowen
    Judah Bowen October 27, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    SMH LIKE REALLY YOU ALL TAKE GOD FOR A JOKE

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  11. Judah Bowen
    Judah Bowen October 27, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    You doing this now cause the Blp got their thing this weekend you all think bajans foolish stop trying to trick us please

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    • Wendy Knight
      Wendy Knight October 27, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      I don’t know who they think they fooling. Shame on you pastor, your intentions are not honorable. This is just another distraction, but we will see. If the people going with Mia you could talk chalk it is Mia!!!!!

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    • Sonia Brathwaite
      Sonia Brathwaite October 27, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Wendy you are perfectly right, DEM real desperate.

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  12. Stanton Peace
    Stanton Peace October 27, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Reverend Durant you also prayed, prophesied and proclaimed that the late PM David Thompson would have been healed of his cancer but the opposite happened even though people believed what you said.

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  13. Sean R Gittens
    Sean R Gittens October 27, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Distractions like Peas (DLP) smh

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  14. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall October 27, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Why not pray for your government to called election.
    The citizens of Barbados are suffering.
    High TAXATION.
    High Utilities.
    Cannot afford to buy food any longer.
    Cannot afford to buy clothes any longer.
    No raised of pay.
    When they restore the 10 percent on they salary you should have pray with them asking not to do it.
    Now this HARSH NSRL TAXES.

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  15. Gloria Wiggins
    Gloria Wiggins October 27, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Look ‘Shut the fuc….k.. up..I mean ‘look shut the front door’ …

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  16. Eleanor Weekes
    Eleanor Weekes October 27, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Praying for my country! Parent continue to guide your children’s life or the law and other forces will get them! Teach them to also care about others, show them how to be gratitude and most importantly to love one another.

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  17. Angela Griffith
    Angela Griffith October 27, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    My pray that you that you and your Government will call elections soon

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  18. Mike Baje
    Mike Baje October 27, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    I pray for relief from these 9 years of hardship and suffering that DEM brought on my Bajan bredren. Hypocrites abound! Using the church as a bluff to brainwash the unsuspecting.

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  19. Shirley Simpson
    Shirley Simpson October 27, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Fabian Goody Goodman I only know one God that’s the true and living God , the one that is my deliver and my savior . The one that wasn’t made by human hands , the one that the breath in my body belongs too, the one that love me unconditionally and it’s true love and it’s real , the one that because of HIS love for me he give HIS life to spare mine , the one that wakes me up every day , the one that allows me to breath ,the one that protects me when I go out and when I come in , the one that when I pray to HIM I see results I can go on and on .Thats the God I am talking about .✌️

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  20. Arthur Collymore
    Arthur Collymore October 27, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Barbadians were praying for a long time but this DLP admin neither listens to the voice of God nor the cries of the people. What purpose will prayer serve when those that lead us will neither listen or obey.

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  21. Dwayne Gittens
    Dwayne Gittens October 27, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    So since wanna praying and say prayer works go down by accident and emergency and heal some of the sick people by prayer so the doctors can get an ease or that would expose the fact that prayer does nothing but waste people time ?????

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  22. Sonia Brathwaite
    Sonia Brathwaite October 27, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    James 2: vs 14 following says “What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”

    Therefore Rev, your government needed to do the works over the past 9 yrs, not now trying to do them in these last few months they have left to make people believe they doing something. This country will recover but certainly not under the current leadership in this country.

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  23. Sonia Brathwaite
    Sonia Brathwaite October 27, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Mike Baje you hit the nail on the head, they are using the church not for God, but their own selfish reasons. Barbados right now covered in demons because of these so called Apostles or whatever they called themselves. Bunch of hypocrites.

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  24. Shirley Simpson
    Shirley Simpson October 27, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Fabian Goody Goodman listen to each his own , you don’t have to believe me but the very fact that you responding to me tells me there is a God . I don’t have to prove anything to you,that’s between you and God. but I know the God I serve and believe in us as real as you and I chatting , but like I said you don’t have to believe me go and read your Bible start with genesis . You have a bless day and a safe weekend

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  25. Wayne Dixon
    Wayne Dixon October 27, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    ThoughtsAndPrayers HMMM

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  26. Marcelyn Belle
    Marcelyn Belle October 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    STUPSE!!!!! If anyone had to bet me my house that we would get to stage to actually believe the welfare of Barbadians would depend solely on a prayer session led by a bunch of pathetic losers, look how I would be homeless.

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  27. Flojoe Maloney
    Flojoe Maloney October 27, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Amen

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  28. Patricia Toppin
    Patricia Toppin October 27, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    I find it very interesting that you mention pray and most people go haywire. Is there a fear. People have a right to believe what they want to believe. Are we still living in a democracy?

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  29. Sonia Brathwaite
    Sonia Brathwaite October 27, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    We walk by faith and therefore believe there is a higher power, but not the blue eye, straight hair image they try to push down our throats. No one knows who God is, but we believe there is one.

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  30. Dwayne Gittens
    Dwayne Gittens October 27, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Sonia Brathwaite I’m lost to what you saying cause if noone knows if God exist and its a mere belief mean it doesnt exist. The gingerbread man and boogie man are beliefs as well and most people believed in that ignorance but none didn’t exist. Churches are businesses that rob the poor so that pastors and board members can live luxurious lifestyles. If God exist he has to be a selfish,cruel and mean money hound.

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  31. Epaphras D. Williams
    Epaphras D. Williams October 27, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    The spiritually constipated gets a little ease every time God, praying, church and such are mentioned. You guys are backed up to your brains.

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  32. Ziggy Blessed
    Ziggy Blessed October 27, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    deliver us from evil or wunna ?????

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  33. Ras October 28, 2017 at 1:47 am

    Real young demons and Sodomites in Barbados
    fire and brimstone Jah, earth quakes to shake the nation

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