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VI urged to participate in 3-day Prayer & Fast

- Premier Fahie says territory needs all the prayers going up
A National Service of Thanksgiving, Prayer, and Praise will be held at Ellis Thomas Downs, Sea Cows Bay, on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 4:00 pm. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called on pastors throughout the Virgin Islands (VI) to open their doors to persons who may wish to pray during the prayer and fasting period. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called on pastors throughout the Virgin Islands (VI) to open their doors to persons who may wish to pray during the prayer and fasting period. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Ever since the Government rolled out its ‘fast track’ Residency and Belonger Regularisation Programme, there have been countless exchange of words between locals and expats on social media. Photo: VINO
Ever since the Government rolled out its ‘fast track’ Residency and Belonger Regularisation Programme, there have been countless exchange of words between locals and expats on social media. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “As a Government, we believe that it is important for us as a Territory to petition God collectively and to stay in the Grace of God to build up this BVI in a way that is pleasing to His sight,” were the words of Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) as he made an appeal to everyone in the Virgin Islands to participate in a 3 day prayer and fast, beginning today, May 27, 2019.

Additionally, a National Service of Thanksgiving, Prayer, and Praise will be held at Ellis Thomas Downs, Sea Cows Bay, on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

Premier Fahie, in a statement, today, reminded that earlier this year, on March 6, 2019 the Territory had its first National Service of Thanksgiving, Prayer, and Praise and he had promised to make it the norm as long as God granted his Government the favour to lead the people of the Virgin Islands.

“It is important to stay prayed up as we join in one accord to heal our hearts; mend our relationships, and blend our differences in a time when we all need to take unconventional and intentional steps to reshape our future together.”

“We need not lash out against each other”

Ever since the Government rolled out its ‘fast track’ Residency and Belonger Regularisation Programme, there has been much exchange of words between locals and expats on social media. Locals have also criticised Government of seeking to overpopulate the territory and give away their “rights” while the Government has said the persons being considered for status as those who are already among us. Further, Government has said one of the main objectives of the programme is to unite the territory.

“As a student of this world, I am often reminded that we need not lash out against each other, but embrace each other and remember that we have long been working to strengthen the BVI together. 1 Peter 2:17 reminds us that we must show proper respect to everyone. God gives us the power through his many acts of love to embrace differences and ensure unity among us as a people.

“That is why we are having a National Service of Thanksgiving, Prayer, and Praise on Thursday, May 30 at 4:00 p.m. at the Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cow’s Bay, to have us come together to petition God to heal and recognise that difference is important to unity, and in unity there is strength.”

“Territory needs all the prayers going up”

The premier extended appreciation to the Christian Council for its continued commitment and for partnering with Government “to make sure that God remains the centre of our joy as a Territory.”

Praise teams from Christian denominations are invited to be a part of this praise and worship experience “as we petition God for favour, blessings, wisdom, and discernment in facing and managing the affairs of this Territory.”

Premier Fahie also called on pastors throughout the VI to open their doors to persons who may wish to pray during this period.

“Also, I am encouraging employers to accommodate employees who wish to attend the service.”

Premier Fahie urged everyone not to miss the clarion call to collectively pray for unity in the Territory of the Virgin Islands.

“Our Territory needs all the prayers going up. Prayers for a loving BVI. Prayers for a crime free BVI. Prayers for protection for the BVI especially from forces greater than us but not greater than God. Prayers for a Peaceful BVI. Prayers for a prosperous BVI. Prayers for the BVI to rely on God to see us through the difficult times and lead us to better days.”

14 Responses to “VI urged to participate in 3-day Prayer & Fast”

  • On Point (27/05/2019, 17:11) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
    This is needed.
    • Strups (28/05/2019, 20:10) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      I will be praying that this Government has a shortened term. They suck big time.
  • Nice (27/05/2019, 17:12) Like (14) Dislike (6) Reply
    More prayer, more power.
  • Amen (27/05/2019, 18:19) Like (7) Dislike (27) Reply
    At least we have a praying premier from those wicked ndp
  • wize up (27/05/2019, 18:28) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    now this is a good thing: God must be glorified(this BVI Style).....
  • Really (27/05/2019, 18:28) Like (7) Dislike (10) Reply
    The hand that gives is more blessed that the mouth that prays,
  • Not Possible (27/05/2019, 20:15) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    For I might be praying with those who are mine enemies!!!

    White Teeth Black Hearts.
  • lodger (27/05/2019, 21:09) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
    According to the government press release he is now "King of the BVI"
  • Judge not (28/05/2019, 06:31) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    God knows the hearts of all. Can't be fooled.. The Fake knows who they are though they get all the praises and big ups. They are only fooling themselves.. The righteous suffer all the Negatives...Been righteous is the most challenging life in a Devilish world.. Do good. Do right. Stand firm and know who is in control..Keep praying.. The Bible tells us that Private praying are more effective...
  • SMH (28/05/2019, 06:34) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    That's the problem with some of you People here in this Territory. All you to damn Judgemental with Negativity. Damn if you do, Damn if you don't! The Healing of the Land will prevail.
  • asking for a friend (28/05/2019, 07:55) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    what about those of us who do not believe in god?
  • Separation (28/05/2019, 09:32) Like (13) Dislike (16) Reply
    I believe that there needs to be separation between church and state. One is free to have whatever religious belief one wishes to have, but any government needs to leave religion out of its actions if it is to act in a rational manner.
  • Why (29/05/2019, 17:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    If you want to please God, why give away the peoples birthright?


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