Government and churches host seventh national prayer day Sunday

POSTED: 01/6/12 4:55 PM

GREAT BAY – The 7th Annual National Day of Prayer will be held this Sunday, January 8, 2012 in front of the Government Administration Building under the theme, “Thank you Lord for watching over us as we go forward.” The ecumenical service will begin at 5 p.m. with Praise and Worship led by the Love and Grace Ministry.

The Order of Service includes a call to worship by Pastor Wycliffe Smith of the St. Maarten United Ministerial Foundation and an invocation by Pastor Vashni Cuvalay. Several choirs will sing throughout the service, including the combined Roman Catholic Reward Choir, the MAC School Choir, the Seventh Day Adventist School Choir, the Bible Baptist Youth Choir and the Church of God Trio.

Intercessory prayers will be offered by Pastor Jerome Thomas and Pastor Emanuel Carbon, while Prophetess Aster Allen will give the sermonette. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams will offer some remarks and the vote of thanks will be given by Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, Dr. Rhoda Arrindell.

The National Day of Prayer is observed annually on the second Sunday of January, with an invitation to people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It is a way of bringing together the entire population in prayer to start the New Year on the right footing.

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