Churches kick off weekend prayer festival

Bridgetown was full of color this morning as dancers and worshippers from the various churches across the island gathered for a prayer march through The City.

The event, which started in Jubilee Gardens, travelled through Broad Street before ending at Independence Square.

Chair of the event Pastor David Durant of Abundant Life said the prayer festival was an opportunity to gather the churches together in light of God’s faithfulness and mercy towards us to pray for God’s continuous protection, his guidance and leading.

Sharon Callender, one of the organisers, told Barbados TODAY it was one of many events being held this weekend.

“Churches in Barbados [New Dimensions Ministries, Restoration Ministries, Wesleyan churches, New Testament Church of God churches] have come together for a weekend of prayer and declaration over Barbados so that no matter what we are facing or will face, we always remember God is sovereign and he will bring us through,” Callender said.

The worshippers danced to Broad Street and Pastor Sherwood Howell, prayed over the businesses in The City,

“We declare that Jesus Christ is Lord over our city, over our country and we pray for an increase of blessings and expansion over the businesses in our city, that anything that forms against them shall not prosper, that they would operate in your will, we lift our businesses before you for an overflow.”

The group led by Pastor Durant, Pastor Courtney Selman and Pastor Timothy Mcclean passed Parliament building singing songs of worship like Blessing after Blessing and Encounter by Caribbean Christian artist Positive before stopping in front of Parliament building to pray over the country’s Government and its Opposition.

“Lord we pray for the leaders of our country, we pray for the Prime Minister, the Opposition Leader, cabinet ministers, senators, we pray for our law-makers, for their integrity. For the reduction in corruption that the Government would seek you first. We pray for the economy that you would bring our economy to a place of growth, development and expansion. We want an increase so there can be prosperity experienced by everyone, Amen.”

Pastor Durant also thanked God for sparing Barbados from recent hurricanes.

“We have seen the devastation caused by recent hurricanes and never before have we seen such devastation in the Caribbean and yet Barbados has been spared, we shouldn’t take that for granted,” Durant said.

The prayer festival continues tomorrow with a benefit concert in aid of sending more relief items to affected countries. (KH)

11 Responses to Churches kick off weekend prayer festival

  1. archy perch October 28, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Prayers are needed now indeed. You all ain’t see nothing yet.
    I hope all these church people, who call themselves Christians, realise what they’re up against.
    The grand slam in the up-coming general elections will come afterwards, when least expected. Denouncing homosexuality, and even openly denouncing same sex marriage et al’ will be forbidden under the law.
    Such a move was attempted by Mia herself in the later stages of the BLP government.
    BGLAD – headed by Kid Site’s daughter- cannot wait for the new BLP government to grab power.
    The DLP has already said no same sex marriage under their watch; we have heard a word from the other side.
    But a resolution supporting that immoral act was passed almost four years ago at a BLP annual general Conference in a Christ Church school.
    We have BLP supporter Peter Wickham pushing this agenda on VOB, and now Belle Holder; Didi; and some old woman that should know better, pushing the gay thing in a show called “Out Loud” and during prime time at that, when children are up.
    That show should be rated “R”, and telecast after 11pm or even midnight.
    The Christian churches are not speaking out enough against these infractions out society. No only is the tail wagging the dog, but the boxy is too.

    • Jennifer October 29, 2017 at 10:56 am

      It is amazing how backward, forgetful and ingrunt a people can be who is suppose to be “educated”. People who continue to follow the religion of Christianity given by their oppressors. What you should be praying for is some vision, discernment and psychological strength to liberate yourselves from such a sick practice. The internet is there – go read.

  2. archy perch October 29, 2017 at 4:28 am

    These churches need to be more vocal and denounce any efforts to creep the LGBT agenda into Barbados through the back door.This is what’s happening as we type. A programme called “Out Loud” is being re-introduced on CBC TV-8, featuring Belle Holder; Didi Wilson; and Marilyn Rice-Bowen, an old woman that should know better.
    That programme’s last episodes were shown at prime time, and void of the “R” rating.
    These churches have to be vigilant and make sure the BLP government will NOT allow same sex marriage to raise its ugly stinking head, in this christian land.
    The DLP has already ruled that out, but I have NOT heard any position taken by the BLP.
    And furthermore churches…..pray for us men – the real men I mean – who will see what God we are serving, once Mia takes power.
    Hummm! Wanna think she easy nah!

    • Jennifer October 29, 2017 at 11:05 am

      @Archy Perch – You appear somewhat lost in this area of Christianity and its purpose.

    • Jennifer October 29, 2017 at 11:26 am

      Archy – In history have any oppressor ever given its oppressees any thing good????? Think very carefully before responding. Why would this system be any different????? Research, research, research.

  3. Richard Johnston October 29, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Makes me want to visit Barbados where prayer seems to work so well.

  4. Jennifer October 29, 2017 at 10:55 am

    It is amazing how backward, forgetful and ingrunt a people can be who is suppose to be “educated”. People who continue to follow the religion of Christianity given by their oppressors. What you should be praying for is some vision, discernment and psychological strength to liberate yourselves from such a sick practice. The internet is there – go read.

    @Archy Perch – You appear somewhat lost in this area of Christianity. All of what you have said will come in under the guise of Christianity as this religion has killed MILLIONS and instituted all societal ills NOT written in the HOLY scriptures. LOOK carefully. Not to mention the origin of pedophilia, gayness, adultery etc all birth from this system/social construct. And we can start with Constantine and Cesar Borgia.

  5. Milli Watt October 29, 2017 at 10:59 am

    this crowd got to start paying taxes on the income and assets

  6. Gillian Skeete
    Gillian Skeete October 29, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    They made sure to pull this off on same day as bla 79th annual conference wow how unchristian is that!!!!

  7. Errol Rayside
    Errol Rayside October 29, 2017 at 6:05 pm


  8. Valencia Holligan
    Valencia Holligan October 29, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Can someone explain if sin is weighed. Am asking cause it seems as though some have measured homosexuals against adultery and fornication.


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