Several church leaders in St. Vincent and the Grenadines have come together to coordinate a national 24-hour virtual prayer vigil.
The vigil begins this Saturday at 6 p.m. and run through Sunday at 6 p.m.
Churches have been variously engaged in several activities of prayer and fasting, however, in this combined and collaborative effort all are encouraged and invited to participate either using the Zoom or YouTube and Facebook platforms, a press statement said.
“This will be a time of prayer for various issues affecting our nation especially with respect to the continued COVID-19 pandemic and the recent spike [in cases], the continued battle with the spread of dengue and the threat of an explosive eruption by the La Soufriere volcano,” the statement said.
The church leaders involved include but is not limited to the Reverend Adolf Davis of the Methodist Church and Christian Council; Pastor Reynold Murray – Revival Centre and the Association of Evangelical Churches; Bishop Leopold Friday of the Anglican Church; Bishop Stephen Ollivierre of PAWI; Bishop Gerard County of the Catholic Church; Bishop Wendell Davis of New Testament Church of God; Captain Ernest Gachelin of the Salvation Army; and Pastor Dermot Baptiste of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
“We are convinced that 2 Chronicles 7”14 is still relevant and applicable for our nation, calling us to humble ourselves, pray, seek God’s face and turn from our wicked ways, as we anticipate God hearing, forgiving our sin and healing our land.
Further details will be communicated over the next couple of days,” the press statement said.
“We also use this opportunity to encourage all citizens to do all that is necessary to safeguard yourself and family as we navigate the spread of COVID-19.”