Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 16, 2016 (SKNIS): The National Season of Prayer, Fasting and Repentance continued, as Wednesday, 15 February, was declared National Day of Repentance. This consisted of general assembly in schools, prayer in churches throughout the day and prayer services in the media, in an effort to address and sensitize the society about the negative impact of social ills in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and how a return to righteous living can help the nation to be more peace loving.
A special service was held at the Zion Moravian Church in Basseterre. Reverend Prisca Hyliger of the Evangelistic Faith Church, delivered the sermon for the evening and reflected on the Book of Hosea which speaks to bloodshed and noted that everyone needs to unite and pray for the nation.
‘When I read blood touches blood, I reflected on the fact that there is not a community in our Federation where bloodshed has not been,” she said. “Blood has been touching blood in every community of our nation.”
Just as recent as Sunday, February 07, during the launch of the National Season of Prayer, Fasting and Repentance, the Honourable Vance Amory, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs, thanked the church leaders for responding to the call for peace in the Federation and assured that the church has the full support of the Government.
A number of individuals participated in the service by offering prayers, songs and poems. Prayers were offered for a number of persons and entities including fathers, mothers, children, church leaders, protective services, health services, the work force, business community and national leadership. There was also a moment of quiet reflection and repentance
Church leaders and representatives from religious institutions from across the twin-island Federation were in attendance, including Pastor Kenneth Francis of the St. Kitts Evangelical Association, Father George Agger of the Catholic Church, Reverend Joyce Rohan of the Methodist Church, Pastor Ericson Cumberbatch of the Wesleyan Holiness Church, Pastor Elva Richards from the Moravian Church, Sister Leonie James of the National Intercessory Network of Prayer, Major Roxroy Campbell of the Salvation Army and Archdeacon Valentine Hodge of the Anglican Church.
The National Season of Prayer, Fasting and Repentance runs from Sunday, February 07, to Sunday, March 19. It was organized by the St. Kitts Christian Council and the Evangelical Association.