Bridgetown was full of color this morning as dancers and worshippers from the various churches across the island gathered for a prayer march through The City.
The event, which started in Jubilee Gardens, travelled through Broad Street before ending at Independence Square.
Chair of the event Pastor David Durant of Abundant Life said the prayer festival was an opportunity to gather the churches together in light of God’s faithfulness and mercy towards us to pray for God’s continuous protection, his guidance and leading.
Sharon Callender, one of the organisers, told Barbados TODAY it was one of many events being held this weekend.
“Churches in Barbados [New Dimensions Ministries, Restoration Ministries, Wesleyan churches, New Testament Church of God churches] have come together for a weekend of prayer and declaration over Barbados so that no matter what we are facing or will face, we always remember God is sovereign and he will bring us through,” Callender said.
The worshippers danced to Broad Street and Pastor Sherwood Howell, prayed over the businesses in The City,
“We declare that Jesus Christ is Lord over our city, over our country and we pray for an increase of blessings and expansion over the businesses in our city, that anything that forms against them shall not prosper, that they would operate in your will, we lift our businesses before you for an overflow.”
The group led by Pastor Durant, Pastor Courtney Selman and Pastor Timothy Mcclean passed Parliament building singing songs of worship like Blessing after Blessing and Encounter by Caribbean Christian artist Positive before stopping in front of Parliament building to pray over the country’s Government and its Opposition.
“Lord we pray for the leaders of our country, we pray for the Prime Minister, the Opposition Leader, cabinet ministers, senators, we pray for our law-makers, for their integrity. For the reduction in corruption that the Government would seek you first. We pray for the economy that you would bring our economy to a place of growth, development and expansion. We want an increase so there can be prosperity experienced by everyone, Amen.”
Pastor Durant also thanked God for sparing Barbados from recent hurricanes.
“We have seen the devastation caused by recent hurricanes and never before have we seen such devastation in the Caribbean and yet Barbados has been spared, we shouldn’t take that for granted,” Durant said.
The prayer festival continues tomorrow with a benefit concert in aid of sending more relief items to affected countries. (KH)