Government Calls for Greater Participation During National Day of Prayer and Fasting in St. Kitts-Nevis

Monday, September 03, 2018, has been earmarked for the National Day of prayer and fasting, which is one of the activities planned to mark St. Kitts and Nevis’ 35 years on Independence.

Pastors and church leaders were encouraged to mobilise their congregations to observe the practice by the leadership of the Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs during a recent meeting.

Permanent Secretary, Ron Dublin-Collins, said “this is not an event which proposes to bring persons together. This is an event where we are asking the entire nation to look to God In your way 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.”

Mr. Collins said that the ministry will assist in promoting any events planned by the churches and called on all citizens and residents to mark the occasion.

Senior Minister and Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs, Honourable Vance Amory, said that strengthening relations with the church is a priority for the government as it continues to build partnerships with stakeholder groups and organizations across society. He added that prayer and fasting are scriptural and should not only be encouraged during times of crisis.

Independence Day is celebrated annually on September 19.

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