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Residents say Gov't needs strong prayer intervention

- Third Annual Territorial Interdenominational Service of Thanksgiving & Intercession slated for Sunday, February 4, 2018
Ministers of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government. From left: Honourables Myron V. Walwyn (AL), Minister for Education and Culture; Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), Minister for Communications and Works; Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), Minister for Health and Social Development; Dr Kedrick D Pickering (R7), Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, all seen here with Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL). Photo: VINO/File
The public is invited to the Third Annual Territorial Interdenominational Service of Thanksgiving and Intercession on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre in Baugher’s Bay at 4:00 PM. Photo: GIS
The public is invited to the Third Annual Territorial Interdenominational Service of Thanksgiving and Intercession on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre in Baugher’s Bay at 4:00 PM. Photo: GIS
The New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre in Baughers Bay will be the venue for the Third Annual Territorial Interdenominational Service of Thanksgiving and Intercession on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Photo:
The New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre in Baughers Bay will be the venue for the Third Annual Territorial Interdenominational Service of Thanksgiving and Intercession on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Photo:
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands, in collaboration with Aglow International Virgin Islands chapter, is inviting the public to its Third Annual Territorial Interdenominational Service of Thanksgiving and Intercession on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre in Baughers Bay, Tortola, at 4:00 PM.

The aim of the prayer service is to pray for the leaders and people of the Territory. The theme for this year is ‘Rebuilding Stronger Together with Christ'.

In a press release from the Department of Information on February 1, 2018 it was stated that the service is designed to bring the community together and collectively thank God for his protection through 2017 and to invite his guidance, protection and favour on the Government and the people of the Territory in 2018.

Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) is encouraging Territory-wide participation in this worthwhile initiative as everyone unites to pray on behalf of the Virgin Islands.

Premier Smith said, “After the unparalleled destruction caused by Hurricane Irma, there’s no denying that this has been a harrowing experience for all of us. But through it all, we have to thank God that most of our lives have been spared, and we know where there is life there is hope.”

The Premier added, “My Government welcomes the opportunity to partner with the community and Aglow International as we recognise that we cannot do it alone. It is through prayer that we ask God to protect our families, our youth, and our Territory from natural and manmade disasters and that he arrests any problems threatening and destroying the fabric of our society.”

Aglow International Virgin Islands chapter is the local branch of a worldwide Kingdom Ministry committed to "seeing God’s will done on the earth as it is in heaven."

The local chapter of Aglow International meets on the last Saturday of each month at Fort Burt Hotel’s conference room at 3:00 PM. It serves as an extended arm of churches and offers avenues for spiritual growth and development for believers through monthly meetings, Triple Cord Prayer Groups and charitable outreach in the community.

Government needs strong prayer intervention

Meanwhile, a number of residents have stated that government needs strong prayers so they can make sound decisions when it comes to the territory's finances.

"This is the third year for this prayer service and the government is still the same. Why you think Irma come so strong and wipe we out clean?" asked a disappointed resident.

According to Sheena C. McClure, "As far as I can see the annual prayer service is not working because they are still misusing our money and not taking care of the residents," while noting that she has lived in the territory for 20 plus years and the issues have remained the same.

"All I have to say is the government, no matter which party is in power, need some really strong prayer intervention to take back the territory," expressed Mr Robert A. Wright, a taxi driver.

24 Responses to “Residents say Gov't needs strong prayer intervention”

  • DON Q (03/02/2018, 09:57) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    We pray that they leave office now!
  • Littlejohn (03/02/2018, 10:07) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Has God got a backhoe?
  • wize up (03/02/2018, 10:14) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Those folks need a “Holy Ghost Annotating”
  • critic (03/02/2018, 10:17) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    The have gotten that from the ppl twice already. Have they done any better, NO, it has gotten worse. They need to get out of our House of Assembly and someone else a chance.
  • kelo (03/02/2018, 10:21) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need to pray for the tax payers bottom line
  • oh lord (03/02/2018, 10:25) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    What this place needs is some discipline , accountability and action.
    God helps those who help themselves
    • wize up (03/02/2018, 11:05) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      Oh Lord: we need to send some politicians off to the ghut for misappropriation of payers money....
  • Roadtownrebel (03/02/2018, 12:45) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sac cloth and Ashes.
  • Lord o (03/02/2018, 13:18) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Prayer. Hmmm. Sensible people that know right from wrong and choose to do wrong what prayer has to fo with that.. Its these fake evil people that say they praying causing all these curse.. All those prayer and worshop couldnt stop maria or Irma.. We just need to do what we know is right..
    • tell it (03/02/2018, 18:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      So praying for the country is the right thing to do don't you think *lord o* that's what you call yourself.
      Pray for the country that God will change things. Pray that God will change their heart and make it his own . In other words change them from bad to good
  • Divine Intervention (03/02/2018, 15:23) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    will only come when we ask God to forgive us of our sins and truly turn away from our wicked ways and to be supplemented with a strong dose of prayer and fasting not for now only but for the rest of our lives. People let us go out to the fellowship it is not about the government it is about God as He always deal with those who go against his will
  • After Irma (03/02/2018, 15:52) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    I praying all now and nothing changed
    • on time (03/02/2018, 20:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      After Irma God is an on time God don't stop praying. The government need our prayers this is the only thing that chachanges things. when we. Pray I want to tell you be specific and tell God the areas where change is needed. What is really affecting the territory and our leaders.
  • Grateful Grateful grateful (03/02/2018, 16:10) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Look we are alive right well God ain't done with us yet and to think of it these storms came to break us but God gonna use them make us. Let us all just turn and look to Him and no tek we eyes off of Him
  • doug (03/02/2018, 19:12) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's crazy to hear this when members of both parties sought the services of enchanters and observers of time. The one who just passed was well known for seeking Mr. Pickering services. So I do not think prayer will help all of their ill deeds for all these years.
  • PASTOR (03/02/2018, 19:53) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lets be careful: prayer without works is dead.
    Prayer without accountability is folly
    Prayer without transparency is deception
    Prayer without honesty can surely lead to corruption.
    Prayer without a plan leads to disarray.
    Prayers yes but who is going to be a nathan to the david and say you are the man; "you are the Government thats refusing to answer legitimate question and reapond to we the people issues. Prayers yes but we need works.....we need to hold these men to the standard of The One we are praying to,God!
  • Wicked (03/02/2018, 20:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Irma destroyed because of the general wicked ways of the people . and yes less prayers
  • Who have ears let them hear (04/02/2018, 07:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    ALIVE WORD: The warning before the judgment - Part 1

    Ministers Wilbert and Jacqueline Richardson

    “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” 1 Peter 4:17

    If you are reading this devotional, it is not by chance and please read it to the end. God is about to expose major, major things in the Body of Christ not just in this nation (USA) but also in the Caribbean and the world!

    Apostles, Bishops, Pastors, Prophets, Ministers, Teachers, Preachers, Deacons, Board Members, members, non-members etc. – the covers are about to come off.

    Judgment has begun in the houses of the Lord in this nation (USA) and in the Caribbean.

    God has been merciful and given many times and time and time and space and space to repent but pride, pride and heady and high mindedness have prevented many from repenting privately, or publicly or openly confessing and stepping down from their posts to get the deliverance and help that they need to save their souls from destruction.

    God is not mocked and neither is he fooled. Whatever we sow, we reap!

    God has been speaking through many messengers to warn us as a people to repent and get right with God. God is merciful and warning always comes before judgment.

    The cries go out to the ends of the earth “SET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER! REPENT AND TURN TO GOD NOW!”

    God is calling for Genuine National Repentance! Some prophets, pastors and prayer warriors have been seeing and saying the same things, which makes the words even stronger confirmation! But are we taking heed to the word?

    Many have mocked and have said how they are all the messengers of God are false and they continue in their sin; instead of thanking God for His mercies and giving us as a people another chance to humble ourselves, pray, turn from all wicked ways, repent that our nation be healed.

    We are all aware of what happened in some of the Caribbean islands, in some states in the USA last year. Yet in the midst of all the devastation and deaths, we thank God for mercy. God is still with us!

    Saints of God and Prayer Warriors in this nation and throughout the world, we must continue to fast and pray for our land, our governments, our families, our churches, our social sectors and ourselves like never before!

    The call is for each of us from great to small, tall to short, educated to illiterate, high status to low status, church goer to stay at homers to get right with God! If you are reading this devotional, it is not by chance. God is speaking to you! Is your heart right with God?

    We are very much aware that some people wish we would just shut up; but beloved the blood of none will be required at our hands! We will continue to say what God tells us to say!

    In the midst of all that is happening and about to happen; God is about to (beginning from this week), do supernatural miracles, in the lives of and on behalf of the righteous! God is about to rain down blessings on His faithful remnant!

    From this week saints, watch God move mightily on your behalf with miracles, signs and wonders that only He can do.

    February 14, 2018 will be a special day for many of the faithful but it has nothing to do with the fact that it is Valentine’s Day, it is a day of DIVINE RELEASE!

    What God is about to do, nothing or no one can stop it!


    Dear God,
    In the name of Jesus Christ, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and that I need a Savior. Forgive me of all my sins and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. Your Word says in Romans 10:9 and 10 that if I confess with my mouth the Lord Jesus Christ and believe in my heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, I shall be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. I now confess Jesus Christ as Lord of my life. In Jesus’ Name, amen.
  • watcher (04/02/2018, 09:08) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Even the devil does pray
  • hey (05/02/2018, 19:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

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