St Lucia: Government declares May 24 as National day of prayer and fasting

The government of Saint Lucia island is asking all the residents, at home and or abroad, to come together in reflection and prayer for the nation, and in that regard, Monday, May 24th 2021, is declared as a National Day of Prayer and Fasting from - 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Saint Lucia: The government of Saint Lucia island is asking all the residents, at home and or abroad, to come together in reflection and prayer for the nation, and in that regard, Monday, May 24th 2021, is declared as a National Day of Prayer and Fasting from – 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

The prime minister of St Lucia, – Allen Chastanet stated, “This day of national togetherness in spirit is expected to feature participation from all local faith-based organisations, with church services, gospel performances, prayer, spoken word and testimonies, and would be carried life through the National Television Network, Partner Stations and through live streaming.

“Taking into account social distancing protocols, this virtual platform would encourage full national participation.”

He further added, “The decision for the National Day of Prayer and Fasting was taken by the Cabinet of Ministers, following discussions with Church Leaders, and after careful reflection on the past year and recognizing that we are in unprecedented times.”

“We acknowledge that as humans, we can do nothing without Christ, and as a Christian Nation, our source is more significant than ourselves, and we need God to overcome our challenges.”

Adding to the statement the PM further cited, “We call on all Saint Lucians to come together on this day in one mind and one spirit in deepening our spiritual engagement through Prayer & Fasting, Praise and Thanksgiving on behalf of our beloved nation, Saint Lucia.”

“Everyone is invited to spend the day in reflection and virtual fellowship regardless of religious persuasion and to take some time for positive reflection for meditation, to spread hope and comfort and build solidarity.”

Allen Michael Chastanet is a businessman and politician who has been the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia since, June 2016. He is the political leader of the – UWP United Workers Party, as well as the parliamentary representative for – Micoud South constituency.