Nation called to “day of repentance”

MiyVue understands that today, 10th November, 2010, has been designated as the day for the people of St. Kitts and Nevis to go before the Lord and ask of him, forgiveness for the sins of the nation.

Coordinator of the network, Leonie James, in an interview with MiyVue, explained that while in prayer weeks ago, one of the group’s members heard from the Lord, who explained that today must be earmarked as a national day of repentance in St. Christopher and Nevis.

“We pray for the nation continually but this is a special call from the Lord to call today a day of repentance for the land…We meet on different occasions but we do meet in the Independence Square every last Saturday morning from about 5:30 and the past month end, we were instructed by the Lord to meet on the step of the court house and pray for those in authority.

“As we prayed, the Lord spoke to one of us…and said that today, 10th November, should be a day for a solemn assembly and we moved from there. So it is a call to repentance. We in the land have sinned, as have all other places but this is the time for a call for this land to repent.”

Ask if communal repentance is necessary and why, James expressed that throughout the Word of God (Holy Bible) peoples were saved because they repented, in sincerity, of their short-comings.

“I can recall the situation with a young girl named Esther when her people were in jeopardy of being wiped out. It’s recorded in the bible that she called for the land to repent and when she did that, her people were saved. We remember the story of Jonah having to go to Nineveh to ask them to repent. He was afraid but when he did it Nineveh repented and the land was saved. And so this is something that has come down through the years that when a people repent, God will save the land; that is if we repent in sincerity and in truth…”

The season of prayer and fasting, as explained by James, began at about 6:00 p.m. yesterday and will end 6:00 p.m. today. Also, intercessors from across the federation are asked to assemble at Independence Square at midday for one hour to engage in prayer for the nation.

James has advised that persons unable to join that gathering, are welcomed to lift their voices, from wherever they are, and confess their sins as well as those of the nation.

The initiative has been supported by Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs, Marcella Liburd, who has encouraged persons to participate noting that the power and reach of prayer must never be underestimated.

“Our ministry joins with this inter-dominational organization in calling for a day of repentance in St. Kitts and Nevis on Wednesday 10th November 2010…As we in St. Kitts and Nevis strive to grapple with our economic woes, our social ills and declining spiritual, moral and family values, we must never underestimate the power and importance of prayer. We commend the national intercessory network for this spiritual initiative and ask for your support.”

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