intercessors call for Barbados to return to a state of peace
A senior cop agrees that Barbados needs prayer at this time.
When a group of intercessors from Prayer Warriors International visited Central Police Station to pray for members of the force this morning, Superintendent Margaret Stephen in her brief remarks said in these days of uncertainty and misconception “we need no other than God Lord Jesus, to drive us in everything we do.”
“As we stand here this morning, let us say to you that we could feel, and I know there are many persons here who can feel, the power of God working. We pray that this would not be the only time.
“Feel free to contact the Commissioner of Police whenever you feel that we need that source of inspiration, not only here at Central Station, but to carry your word, your prayers, your message, throughout this country, because we all need the love and the support,” Superintendent Stephen said.
Throughout the day, designated as the Caribbean Day of Prayer, the intercessors also visited other private and government agencies including Government Headquarters, Bay Street, the Ministry of Education, Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation, and media houses.
Pastor Lloyd Blackman prayed for protection for police officers as they executed their duties at a time when they are kept busy fighting violent activity.
“Father I declare, oh God your divine favour and your divine protection, not only upon this land, but on those who have the authority to guard and to guide this land, especially our security forces, the Royal Barbados Police Force, and the Barbados Defence Force,” Pastor Blackman said.
At each site, the intercessors delivered passionate prayers as they called on God to help Barbados return to a state of peace. There was singing and some carried placards with powerful messages, including: Prayer is power, Drugs are harmful, No more guns, and Try God not guns, amongst others.
Pastor Courtney Selman, Founder of Prayer Warriors International Fellowship, declared that if various religious groups were not praying for the nation, the situation would be worse.
“We are not going to stop praying. We are going to pray until something happens. We pray this morning for the apprehension of those who are pushing the drugs, having the guns, and we must pray for the source from where these guns are coming,” he said.
Selman said Government must work closely with US authorities to stop the infiltration of illegal firearms into Barbados.
“I believe strongly that in the past number of years, that a number of people have been coming from overseas and bringing their practices here. There are some countries that practice witchcraft in schools and they are coming here, with their beliefs and all the thrills that they bring to this country. We have to pray against that because it is not about the people really, it is about wickedness in high places and the devil is controlling,” Selman added, while speaking to the media at Government Headquarters.