The Government of Saint Lucia is calling on all Saint Lucians at home and abroad, to come together in reflection and prayer on May 24.
The announcement came Wednesday on the official Facebook page of Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet.
According to the Facebook post, the government has declared Monday May 24th 2021 as a National Day of Prayer and Fasting from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
“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 will be carried live via the National Television Network, Partner Stations and through live streaming,” Chastanet wrote.
“This virtual platform will encourage full national participation,” the PM explained.
But he indicated that the observances will take social distancing protocols into account.
According to the PM, the Cabinet of Ministers took the decision for the national day of prayer and fasting after discussions with church leaders.
He disclosed that the decision also followed careful reflection on the past year ‘and recognizing that we are in unprecedented times.’
“We acknowledge that as a people we can do nothing without Christ,” Chastanet observed.
“And as a Christian Nation our source is greater than ourselves and we need God to overcome our challenges,” the PM stated.
“We are calling 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 our beloved nation, Saint Lucia,” he said.
In this regard, Chastanet said all are 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