Basseterre, St. Kitts –- Churches will be open for prayer throughout the day tomorrow to commemorate the St. Kitts and Nevis ‘National Day of Prayer and Fasting,’ part of the Federation’s ’35-years-of-Independence’ activities.

There will be a special prayer gathering at Wesleyan Holiness Church on Cayon Street in Basseterre. The church will be open for prayer from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Corporate prayer will be offered and spiritual challenges delivered at 6:00 a.m., 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m. Persons can visit the church during their lunch hour.

Participating in the National Day of Prayer and Fasting was encouraged by
Senior Minister and Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs, Honourable Vance Amory and Permanent Secretary, Ron Dublin-Collins.

Hon Amory recently said prayer and fasting are scriptural and should not only be encouraged during times of crisis.

“I want us to get away from the reacting when things are not going right or things have gone wrong. I want us to begin to be proactive, upfront, seeking God’s face and seeking his direction,” Hon Amory said, noting, “this is likely to have a positive impact on the population, particularly at-risk youth.”

“This is not an event which proposes to bring persons together, it is an event where we are asking the entire nation to look to God in your way,” explained Dublin-Collins. He suggested this event should be on every level, “at your community level, at your denominational level, if you are going to bring all of your churches together of the same denomination, if you are going to have midday prayer services, whatever you determine we will work with and we will encourage the community to support.

“We will be asking the entire nation in every nook and cranny, every area, whether you are church or family, wherever you are gathered, business, schools or otherwise, to observe this as a day of prayer and fasting,” he said the prosperity of the twin-island Federation is a result of God’s blessings.