Premier Andrew Fahie is encouraging employers to facilitate their workers as government hosts a national thanksgiving service this week.
The Premier made the request in a media release on Monday while noting the importance of prayer.
“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,” the Premier said.
“We [therfore] encourage everyone living in the BVI to join us in a three-day Prayer and Fast commencing Monday, 27th May for the unification of all of us as brothers and sisters of the God of the Virgin Islands,” he added.
Premier Fahie also invited praise teams from Christian denominations to be a part of the praise and worship experience and requested that pastors welcome all willing persons into their place of worship to facilitate the initiative.
He said the BVI will be depending on these prayers to assist in moving forward in the right direction.
“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” Premier Fahie further said.
Fahie who is also the Minister of Finance said that similar events will continue once he remains in power, stating: “Earlier this year, on March 6th, this territory had its first National Service of Thanksgiving, Prayer, and Praise. And, I did promise you that this will become the norm as long as God grants Your Government the favour to lead you–for we put God first.”
The service is scheduled for Thursday, May 30 at 4 pm at the Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cow’s Bay. The event also follows the shooting murder of a woman in Great Mountain of Sunday.
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