The island’s Premier, Joseph Parry has therefore called upon Nevisians to unite, suggesting that Jesus is needed to guide them through the unprecedented struggles faced at this time.
Parry has declared Monday, 19th April, as a day of prayer and fasting for the nation’s challenges. The Nevisian leader has beseeched Nevisians “to drop everything and fold your hands to pray”.
Nevis needs healing,” Parry said, “We have been besieged by financial debt, political divisiveness, criminal activity and a number of challenges.”
Parry invited members of his Cabinet, the Opposition in Nevis, the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) to issue similar proclamations, “encouraging their constituents to pray that day for unity and righteousness for our nation and mankind.”
He wants other politicians and residents of Nevis to join him at the Charlestown Methodist Church at 6:00pm after a day of prayer and fasting from 6:00am-6:00pm, organized by a committee of pastors and lay persons.
The Service is billed as a non-denominational, apolitical, Christian prayer meeting, hosted by the Nevis Island Administration.
“As a nation, we must come together and call upon Jesus to guide us through unprecedented struggles, and thank Him for the blessings of we so richly enjoy,” said the Premier.