PRESS RELEASE: The annual Interdenominational Day of Prayer will be observed here in the Virgin Islands on Thursday, May 3 with a series of activities under the theme ‘Pray for Caribbean Unity’.
Events are being organised by the Interdenominational Day of Prayer Coordinating Committee and include radio and online messages and promotions leading up to the day, featuring ministers of government and ministers of the Gospel.
On the actual day, Thursday, May 3, there will be prayer gatherings coordinated by churches in various communities, prayer groups on radio throughout the day, evangelistic outreach with a focus on the youth and promotions at workplaces and public institutions, such schools, the prison, hospital and homes for the elderly.
The culmination of activities will take place at the Central Administration Complex in Road Town, Tortola at 5pm, at the Church of God Holiness tent in The Valley, Virgin Gorda at 6pm and at Crossroads in Anegada at 6:30pm. All are invited.
The Interdenominational Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May.
It is influenced by the National Day of Prayer which is observed in the United States. In addition to the Virgin Islands, the event is observed in Anguilla, Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Founder and Caribbean Coordinator Linton Wheatley, a local businessman, underscores the importance of the Christian community coming together to collectively pray for the Territory’s leaders and its people for God’s guidance, provision and protection.
“As I did 22 years ago when I founded the Interdenominational Day of Prayer in the British Virgin Islands, I still believe in the power of prayer,” Brother Wheatley declared.
He said the day’s events serve to bring the various churches together as we collectively make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace, according to Ephesians 4:3.
“Prayer over our own lives, for our families and friends, over our workplaces and businesses and for our nations … extremely important,” he concluded.
The founder expressed appreciation to the many volunteers on Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke, who have worked with him to ensure that the Interdenominational Day of Prayer was a success over the years.
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