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Premier Smith prays for wisdom to lead in accordance with God’s will

- @ Third Annual Territorial Interdenominational Service of Thanksgiving & Intercession
Prayers going up for the Territory at the Third Annual Territorial Interdenominational Service of Thanksgiving and Intercession held at the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre in Baughers Bay, Tortola, on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Photo: VINO
From left: Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), ), Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) and Mrs Walwyn. Photo: VINO
From left: Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), ), Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) and Mrs Walwyn. Photo: VINO
From left: Opposition Leader and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) at the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre in Baughers Bay, Tortola, on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Photo: VINO
From left: Opposition Leader and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) at the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre in Baughers Bay, Tortola, on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Photo: VINO
The choir of the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre performs a selection on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Photo: VINO
The choir of the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre performs a selection on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Photo: VINO
The Third Annual Territorial Interdenominational Service of Thanksgiving and Intercession was held at the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre in Baughers Bay, Tortola, on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Photo: VINO
The Third Annual Territorial Interdenominational Service of Thanksgiving and Intercession was held at the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre in Baughers Bay, Tortola, on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Photo: VINO
Opposition Leader and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) doing a scripture reading. Photo: VINO
Opposition Leader and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) doing a scripture reading. Photo: VINO
The Third Annual Territorial Interdenominational Service of Thanksgiving and Intercession was held at the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre in Baughers Bay, Tortola, on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Photo: VINO
The Third Annual Territorial Interdenominational Service of Thanksgiving and Intercession was held at the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre in Baughers Bay, Tortola, on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Photo: VINO
The Third Annual Territorial Interdenominational Service of Thanksgiving and Intercession was held at the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre in Baughers Bay, Tortola, on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Photo: VINO
The Third Annual Territorial Interdenominational Service of Thanksgiving and Intercession was held at the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre in Baughers Bay, Tortola, on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Photo: VINO
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- After the two Category 5 hurricanes of September 2017 that devastated the Virgin Islands it was not expected there were going to be so many empty seats at the Third Annual Territorial Interdenominational Service of Thanksgiving and Intercession held at the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre in Baughers Bay, Tortola, on Sunday, February 4, 2018.

Added to that, only Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) and Opposition Leader and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) attended, with Hons Walwyn and Fahie tasked with scripture readings.

The event was organised by the Government of the Virgin Islands, in collaboration with Aglow International- Virgin Islands chapter.

Godly counsel needed- Premier Smith

Premier Smith, in his remarks, stated that two days after Hurricane Irma devastated the Territory he convened a meeting with pastors and other members of the clergy who could have been contacted at the time.

“I called on them for their prayers and healing for the people of this Territory following such a devastating experience. More importantly I called on our spiritual leaders to organise a Territory wide service to bring the people together to securing the fathers strength and to praise him for sparing our lives. Coming out of that request the Territory commemorated the one month-anniversary of the passage of Hurricane Irma with a service at the Queen Elizabeth II Park on November 6, 2017.”

Premier Smith added that while he is grateful for the role the churches have played and are playing he is appealing for all of the churches to be active and vocal during the recovery phase.

“The Government cannot do it alone and so we depend on God’s divine intervention into our affairs and the powerful prayers of our churches and our people would help to provide that Godly counsel that we need.”

Let his will be done

Dr Smith, who has been struggling to maintain unity in his National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, also asked for prayers for his Government and civil servants before offering up a prayer of his own.

He prayed that God will continue to bless the people of the Virgin Islands with health and prosperity.

“I pray that God will also continue to grant us wisdom to lead in accordance with his will. I pray that the people of the Territory will continue to live in unity...”

Various prayers were made by members of different denominations, including Pastor Stanley Bernard of Gospel of Jesus Evangelistic Pentecostal Church; Dr C. Lucia Woods of Agape Total Life Center, who did a Prayer of Repentance; Reverend Franklin Manners of the Methodist Chuch, BVI Circuit, who offered a Prayer of Thanksgiving; and Bishop Ishmael Charles of the New Testament Chuch of God International Worship Center, who did a prayer for the return of godliness across the land.

The Third Annual Territorial Interdenominational Service of Thanksgiving and Intercession was held under the theme: Rebuilding Stronger Together with Christ.

25 Responses to “Premier Smith prays for wisdom to lead in accordance with God’s will”

  • http://resume-service.org/blog/category/services/page/4 (05/02/2018, 09:19) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
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  • vick (05/02/2018, 09:23) Like (11) Dislike (17) Reply
    stop praying and start acting. Don't rely on something who's the fruit of your imagination. Stop mixing politics and religions. FIX THE DAM ROADS.
  • We need to ask God (05/02/2018, 09:37) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    always to intervene even when we make wrong decisions or when the Devil comes knocking at the door of our hearts and hands and mouths and minds.Lord we give you thanks. I thought more people would have turn up it ain't about NDP or VIP or those who don't have any identity it is about Jesus
  • boy george (05/02/2018, 09:39) Like (12) Dislike (8) Reply
    look at the fake couple when we know what he likes lol
  • voter (05/02/2018, 10:14) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    Premier/Walwyn one way, Fahie/Picko the other way, hmmm.
  • ----------------- (05/02/2018, 10:22) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    hope they prayer to return the people's tax dollars
    • Back Benchers.. (05/02/2018, 11:55) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
      Just waiting for a back banchers take over..I prefer the back benching team that the team VIP will give us... They can't do worst than what we are getting..
  • Boy George Uncle (05/02/2018, 10:37) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    Some fear God so they stay away. Some bold to pray with one eye open. Ndp gats to go!!! All of em!!!!!!!
  • Lord O. Disobedient Children. (05/02/2018, 11:38) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    God is a very strict father, Disobedint children always get punished.. Nothing to do with prayer..Its about doing what we know is right and Godly VS doing what we know id wrong and ungodly.. Huurane season is up on us again...
  • A man (05/02/2018, 12:12) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    We are all praying for the government to get wisdom to lead.
  • Dockie (05/02/2018, 12:36) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
    Give me strength! This is the 21st century....whilst the British were getting their hands dirty and helping the people after Irma our leaders were looking to the sky for divine intervention?
  • Diplomat (05/02/2018, 13:37) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    Prayer is a powerful source of energy. It is mode/means of fellowshipping and worshiping; it is means of giving thanks and praise to God for his grace and mercy and asking for forgiveness. It is means of connecting with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in seeking guidance, protection, direction and provision. Pray to the Father through the Son for national unity, cooperation, collaboration, wisdom and guidance in governing the territory.
  • wize up (05/02/2018, 15:55) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    and the church said Amen; then they all went home and eat?
  • VI Intercessor (05/02/2018, 16:45) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    My heart is encouraged seeing our leaders praying for wisdom. God promises to give wisdom liberally, when asked for. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.
  • Goodyey (05/02/2018, 17:46) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's a start . May God grant him wisdom
  • juice (05/02/2018, 18:15) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    It kills me knowing the leaders are praying for wisdom, when they know good and well what our problems and suffering comes from. It comes from their uncaring, greedy, stealing selves. STOP STEALING and use the money for keeping our infrastructures and buildings safe. That is what the money was allotted for...NOT YOUR PERSONAL POCKETS! GOD is not stupid and can see everyone who has a dirty hand in this. Have they no conscience at all???????
  • FIRE (05/02/2018, 19:04) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fake ppl fake session fake news...non progressive bs.Yall aint shame.GO GET A L8FE AND DO YOUR JOBS.


  • what (05/02/2018, 19:30) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Virgin Islands need is for the people (ALL) to humble themselves and repent before God for their sins committed. There will no healing in the lands without first acknowledging that we have done wrong, then asking God to forgive us of our wrong doing and not to return to pick up the bad habit of doing wrong after church is over. We are Liars and Sinners making a mockery of ourselves and there will be consequences for such. Pastors, Bishops, church Leaders, Leaders of the nation, Stand up and speak out about the wrong doing. Stop condoning it. The blood is going to be on your shoulders. You know of it, yet you say nothing. God is watching us. Believe it or not, the worst is yet to come. God gives warning before destruction. National Repentance is needed. Personal Repentance is needed. The time is drawing near and we still playing church. God is a merciful God but there are consequences for disobedience. Stop play church people. Stop play church. Why were there so many empty pews? Who is influencing the masses? Stop preaching prosperity. Start telling people about a Hell to shun and a Heaven to gain. Stop deciding who to discipline and who to turn a blind eye. Stop preaching Prosperity. Start preaching Salvation. Start preaching about being humble and not being prideful. Then and only then will we see change in BVI.
  • weed (05/02/2018, 19:31) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    I am so disgusted with the level of discourse in our politics. I miss RTO who was cool, dignified, intelligent, and well-informed.
  • Well said (05/02/2018, 20:13) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    @what. yes well said you couldn't have done it better
  • Prayer changes things (05/02/2018, 20:18) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    for good or bad for all especially under a non caring govt. Let us hope we will see some good changes in the BVI and its people no matter whether you are brlonger or not.


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