Prime minister: Pray for God to spare us

PM Skerrit holds the bible to be sworn into office. * Sean Douglas photo

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says it is becoming a matter of grave concern, that in such a short space of time two countries were hit by massive earthquakes.

On January 12, 2010 Haiti’s Capital was ravaged by a massive 7.0 earthquake, killing in excess of 300,000 people and week’s later Chile got its lashing by an earthquake.

Prime Minister Skerrit told Discoveries on DBS Radio that Dominicans should begin to pray that “something like that doesn’t happen to our country”.

“We have to pray very hard especially as we are approaching the hurricane season. God knows we cannot afford one. No country in the region can afford one, because the whole world is still seized by the global recession and resources are not as plentiful as they were prior to the recession,” he said.

He said with the relief efforts directed to Haiti, every single country no matter how wealthy are “stretched to the limit”, and all the international organizations are stretched as well.

“We have to pray in an increasing proportion [for God] to spare us from natural disasters,” he added.

He said while there is a call for rain in Dominica, “we have to ask the Lord to give us the rain in moderation because too much rain can be dangerous.”

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48 Comments

  1. youthermist
    March 10, 2010

    @Jane D; We are all doomed, to be precise in about 6.5billions years from now planet earth and all life within will perish, and your god will have no say in the matter whatsoever..I could enlighten you further on this cataclysmic future event, but lets leave it for another day shall we! May your day today be as uneventful and uniformed as was yesterday…….

    • Jane D.
      March 20, 2010

      @youthermist – This is how my bible teaches me to deal with people like you.
      Proverbs 14:7 Go from the presence of a foolish man,
      when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

  2. Jane D.
    March 9, 2010

    You are really doomed :(

  3. youthermist
    March 9, 2010

    @Jane D: You are just as delusional as the PM. I can only assume that the technology you are using to communicate your views, was invented_ built, and sent to you gift wrapped by god, Lord, Jesus, spirit, or the fairy in your bedroom, because you prayed night and day and so your wish was fulfilled.

    May I suggest you take my recommendation on board, because I believe you will emerge a much saner and rational Human being…..

  4. DA MAN IN BOSTON
    March 8, 2010

    we are all bumping our gums about what we belive, and we possitive we are right (we hope) but all of that is in the air.
    we all have one thing in common that makes us livingthing, and that is- time-, when that done we done and that’s about it.
    work towards making peace with yourself and your fellow men, so you can go in peace.
    but what we should concern with is NOW , not tomorrow or yesterday::: NOW:::, LIVE RIGHT NOW…
    whatever you choose to do PRAY CRY WAILE be ture to you and do it NOW, you might not see later.
    GOD knows everything already , FARE NOT.be spiritual;religion try to put fare in us,
    but IN GOD WE TRUST and we will never give up.
    AMEN;

  5. Jane D.
    March 8, 2010

    Youthermist – I

    f I did not know better that there are no aliens, I’d think you are one. Are you ok Mentally?
    And even though i might not support skerrit on alot of things, i believe he is a well educated man, so stop pressing the PM’s education….

    “bout we come from the sun” lol, you need a knock back to reality ‘padna’!

  6. youthermist
    March 8, 2010

    Instead of blindly spitting out the usual mantra of praying to gods to spare DA from natural disasters the PM should go back to school to be re-educated in science, astrophysics,meteorology, geology,biology,etc,etc.
    After he has completed his re-education,the PM i’m sure, will omit the words Pray,God, Lord, Jesus, etc from future statements of this kind.. Here is a little taster to get him on his way;

    Earth along with the other planet in our solar system were created by the sun around 4.5 billion years ago, suffice to say we are all made from the sun,the earth and all life form within.
    Earth from its creation has been in a dynamic state of geophermal flux ever since, i.e. its still evolving. Continents are moving away from each other. Similarly Dominica and the other eastern caribbean islands are geothermal hot spots.
    By the way DA as compared to earth time is a mare baby in comparison. It was created from the volcanic bowels of the caribbean only 26million years ago. Think about it! the Dinosours who roamed the planet for 200million years were already extinct for 30million years before Dominica came into existance. Maybe in another 26 million years from now DA and the other island will have disappeared below the caribbean from whence they came, Monseratt may disappear completly in a couple hundred years.
    So i say this to the Pm, if mother Earth decides to reorganised itself in what ever way it sees fit no amount of prayers, white magic incantations, and all the other mumbo jumbo that humans revert to when shit happens, will make for the slightest difference whatsoever…

    • krishner j
      April 7, 2010

      youthermist!

      i beleive in god and i respect your belief, some pll on here are very ignorant cuz they dnt have understanding and lacking knowledge.
      And is very true things like that will come 2 past but thats lonng to come
      the changes are already being felt.

      • Help Us
        April 11, 2010

        SKERRIT SKERRIT SKERRIT WHEN WILL ALL THIS FALSEHOOD STOP

  7. commentator
    March 8, 2010

    Well it is in the DLP manifesto!
    That he will protect Dominica form natural disasters and misfortune.
    It is only now he realise that he is not God. Otherwise in five years time I would not be surprised to see him taking the credit for keeping us safe.
    I would not be surprised to see him try.

  8. Servant of the Lord :)
    March 7, 2010

    To Isle of beauty

    Answers to your every question :)

    * I don’t think,,,,,,,,,,,, I KNOW it. And I believe it. I have read His word, and still do.
    Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
    Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

    *My answer to your first question already outweighs your second question, but i will add this
    1Timothy 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
    Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
    Ephesians 3:4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ

    Knowledge is in the word. I can only share with the people but they have to read the word for themselves, and believe in the word.
    Romans 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

    * :) your third question made me smile, because I didn’t study civilizations or do any courses in theology. I am just an ordinary person who has come to know the goodness of the Lord. “If you know my God, you will also know that he uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things :)
    I am His servant :), and all that I know comes from Him. He is an amazing God and I want people like you to know that you can have everlasting life in Him and only Him

    * Yes these people are lost. VERY lost.

    Hindus believe in reincarnation….do you?
    well, if you must know, reincarnation is contradictory to the Scripture. Matthew 25:46 says ‘ And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.’ This specifically confirms that believers go on to eternal life while unbelievers go on to eternal punishment.
    In Luke 23:43 Jesus told the criminal on the cross, “Today you will be with me in paradise” , not “You will have another chance to live a life on this earth.”

    Buddhists believe in Karma, in illusions and that there is no such thing as gravity….do you?
    Buddha did not think he was God, but he thought he was the way to set people free. After his death (Buddhism’s founder, Siddhartha Guatama), some of his followers made him out to be god.
    The bible clearly states that Jesus is the Son of God, “not Buddha” Matthew 3:16-17 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
    And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
    So one cannot rightfully consider himself or herself a Christian without professing faith in Jesus as God. John 10:30 I and my Father are one

    Muslims acknowledge Gods justice, but believe that sinners can escape gods justice by doing good deeds…..They believe that the bible has some revelation from God, but its some what corrupted. OMG!! are they for real???? What do you believe? I will tell you what I believe. I believe the WORD.
    2 Timothy 3:16-17 says… All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
    That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

    The verses before these encourages us to continue in the word of God knowing it came from Him.

    Christians believe in God The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. We believe in the word…Do you?
    John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

    God gives every person the choice to follow Him. It’s all up to us, but we should be mindful that the only way to eternal life is through Jesus. After all he gave his life for us, so wouldn’t it be wonderful that we do the same for him? :)

    John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
    Luke 17:33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life (for me) shall preserve it.

    * I believe that the world is coming to an end because the Word of The Lord says so :) not me :)
    Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
    Mark 1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

    2TIMOTHY 3
    1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
    2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
    3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
    4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
    5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
    6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
    7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

    also the signs (its getting worst)…Matthew 24:6-8

    You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.

    Jesus is coming, my dear friend, and when he comes, if you have already accepted him, you will be blessed with eternal life, anyone who doesn’t will surely perish.

    * people tend to allow religion to overtake them and no that’s not good at all. And you say that it prevents one from using his God-given-wisdom? :) Let me ask you? Is a baby born knowing how to walk? Or talk? Or have the ingenuity to do stuff? The answer is obvious isn’t it. The same for us. There is no wisdom without God…there is ignorance.

    We were born sinners, but through Christ we can be set free. We have a choice to accept Him…So we have to learn and understand his way. Accept him and draw closer to him…then our eyes will be opened to wisdom. Like I have said, Wisdom is in the word. Unless you accept the Lord, their will be a veil on your eyes.

    Isle of Beauty, reading history books on civilizations is no God’s wisdom. I have read “a million books, and they never opened my eyes. One day I picked up “a” bible and my eyes were unveiled. Now, I am reading my own bible “hint hint”. So my advise to you is, find a bible and start to read :) then watch God work.

    I pray that somehow the word of The Lord has found your heart and if you’re not saved would make that wise decision to invite him in :)

    John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

    Luke 11:9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

    He is waiting…yes he is, with out stretched arms

    Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

    The things of this world are temporary, God is eternal :) So won’t you let him in? :)

  9. Isle of beauty
    March 7, 2010

    To Servant of the word,

    Do you really think that you have knowledge of the word? If you think so why not educate the people about true knowledge of the word? Or let me ask, have you studied about civilizations, or have you just been to a school of Theology? I was just sharing with my friends how people believe and wiorship God. We were born in the West so therefore we have adopted Christianity. The East, Muslim, and so on. People of different cultures have different dieties that they have adopted due to their religious beliefs. God did not create religion but man did. We look to Jesus as the messiah , the Muslims look to Mohamed, and so on My question is, do you think that these people are lost because they do not believe in Jesus? Religion has corrupted our minds so much that we can’t even think and use our God-given wisdom. Why do you think that the world is coming to an end? People are destroyed but the world does not end. In reading History I have an understanding that civilizations are built and they are destroyed. Several civilizations have been destroyed and others rise. I truly believe that now is the time for the Western civilization to end. Think of the civilizations of Africa, South America etc., They are no more.

    Just using my God-given wisdom.

  10. The power of prayer?
    March 7, 2010

    Prayer has no real world impact, people. When will you all get it. The only, and I say this loosely, redeeming quality of prayer is the false sense of security it delivers to the person praying and the person being prayed for. If you want to tell yourself it will be ok and no harm will come to you, go ahead and pray. If you really want to survive, you work on putting measures in place to save your a** from the likely danger.

    The PM, in asking Dominicans to pray, is basically telling them to wish really hard that nothing happens to Dominica. A true leader would actually see to it that he puts tangible plans in place (and not fluffy prayers) in efforts to minimize loss of human lives and destruction to infrastructure and property.

    LOL. Besides, what if your “god” answers your prayers for wanting to be spared with a “NO!”?. LOL. But seriously, stop praying and start working on preventative efforts. Seriously!

  11. Servant of the Lord :)
    March 6, 2010

    Jepter …. Enlighten me :) so I can brief you : )

    CI……..Amen

    LCM………I agree with most of what you said, but “ONE THING”
    This world has given the word christian the wrong meaning. Christians fear the Lord, Hypocrites fear the world and it’s leader. A christian is someone who belongs to God, not one who belongs to the world. You are right that christian should not fear times like these, and they don’t. Hypocrites do! So in the places where you have the word christian, please insert “hypocrites” Thank You.

    Eric Cartman…Are you serious? Every second we spend with our bodies not being the temple of the Lord hurts. Its like you’re saying that you’ve got nothing to lose…what about SALVATION?????? Try repenting and then pray, so you can see and be SURE of the power of the Holy Spirit. You will learn that Christians have great privilege when they pray, but, we should always remember that its God’s will be done.

    “sigh”

  12. Servant of the Lord :)
    March 6, 2010

    Piper: There is no argument and God has no preferences. He loves us all the same.
    The point is not God’s commitment to us but our commitment to him. Unless one repents and accepts Christ as their savior, they are doomed! That’s just a fact. A sinner can say “Lord Lord a million times but once they have not turned from their worldly ways and accepted Jesus, its a waste of time.” READ YOUR BIBLE; if you have one, if not, I suggest you find one ; ) the END is nearer than you think.

    Note: Jesus said in Luke 11:2, when we pray, we must say “….Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth”…. The Kingdom of the Lord is at hand, we need to focus on his will and not ours.

    Waitukubuli: you’re making me laugh. I’ll say it nicely. Yes God can move mountains. The bible says that he has his way in storms….but THAT’S NOT THE POINT. It’s that people ought to live for Christ and not themselves, and unless they do that, they are of the world. And might i remind you “James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God”

    And please don’t misinterpret the Word of the Lord :) The entire chapter of Hosea 4, talks about God’s charge against the sinful nation (The World) and their willful ignorance.
    Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
    So now that we have established who has ‘the lack of knowledge’ I’ll say this. Knowledge is in the word. Do you have the word? ;) God loves you…and so do i ; ) READ & STUDY YOUR BIBLE

  13. Efrem Ravariere
    March 5, 2010

    It is good to hear the P.M is asking follew Dominicans to pray for protection from such disasters like that of Haiti and Chile .The people of Dominica should take this advice into consideration, because it is good advice.

    St. Croix U.S.V.I.

  14. alasss..
    March 5, 2010

    “look whos talking”…
    …. now u asking us to pray that jah dont unlish his wrath upon us..?
    Skerrit still maintaining is a set of domb ppl he dealing with..”u can fool som ppl bt u cant fool al the ppl al the time..” 1st person that need to get down on his knees n ask 4 forgiveness is he skerrit..”

    the world of jah says; “bread of decit is sweet to man…but later his mouth shal be filled with gravel..

    SA OU FEH…SAY SA OU WEH!!!!!!!

  15. Neg Lawi
    March 5, 2010

    Nice one there PM, as much wat us sayin making sense…i am casting the first stone…fix ur house first, look in heart then call on the Most High

  16. hee
    March 5, 2010

    god bless our land and our souls. these countries are also sitting on what is called THE RING OF FIRE i think.

  17. Pray without ceasing
    March 5, 2010

    Matthew chp 24:7&8 say:

    For nations shall rise against nations, and kingdoms against kingdoms: and there shall be pestilences and farmines, and earthquakes, in divers place.

    All these are the begining of sorrows.

    These are all signs of the end of time. People take heed, use whatever time is left to turn your lives around. For it is appointed unto man wants to die, but the end is the judgement. The end is sooner than you think.

    Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word shall not pass away.

    The end is inivitable, all we have to do is ensure that we take the staight and narrow road for this road leads to life.

  18. Maggiedumpling
    March 5, 2010

    Dear Possie Boy:

    Brother from my home town the direct quote is


    2nd Chronicles 7:14
    “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

    Have a blessed day.

  19. Isle of beauty
    March 5, 2010

    Why should we wait for natural disasters to call on God? Shouldn’t we be praying everday? Do we only serve God and pray when such occurences take place? After the disasters we return to our usual way of life forgetting what occured. Come on, my people,! Like Piper said, earthquakes and hurricanes are natural and these are things we cannot stop.

    God is a God of order and when there is disorder he must bring order to pass. When the earth was created, according to Genesis, God said that it was good. Due to man’s greed, by raping the Mother land and taking the original man out of the garden of Eden, which is located in Africa, according to Genesis, and enslaving him there has been disorder in the earth. The story that was wrtiiten in Genesis about Adam’s sin is quite a different story. Until we return to the God of our fore-fathers, Abrahm, Issac, and Jacob, and stop believing what king James has written about us as a people, we will be going around in circles. There are two different books in the Bible. One is about the story of African people, the Old Testament and the other is about the Europeans, in the New Testament. That’s where Christianity was changed, through Constantine. Christianity originated in Africa but it was never like what it is today with pastors and preachers reaping the poor people off their money. We were a community of people who took care of each other. Is that how we treat each other today? Most of us have become very selfish and full of greed . It is a shame to see how we treat each other even on DNO. Charity begins at home my people.

    When we pray we must change and not be so selfish. Yes, we must and should pray but it should be a continuous habit .

  20. Prophet2
    March 5, 2010

    I’d like to ask the PM if he’s ever seen God because I need some answers. It sounds as if we are being remotely controlled, somebody somewhere decides who lives and who dies which is illogical.
    However I do believe in a creator but not that way, our ancestors knew that. We are lazy and irresponsible to put everything on God’s shoulders.

  21. AMOSQUITO
    March 5, 2010

    LET IT BE KNOWN THAT HEAVEN(GOD) HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES.

    OUR HELP WILL BE THE MAJOR MEANS OF AVERTING ANY DISASTER AS IN HAITI AND CHILE, IS TO STOP THE DIGGING OF HIS EARTH WITH THIS GEOTHERMAL EXPERIMENTING IN THE REGION, UNTIL THIS IS DONE NOW, IT IS UNDERSTANDABLE THAT THERE IS WORST TO COME.

    WATCH THIS SPACE

  22. FOR REAL
    March 5, 2010

    Mr Skirret is telling the truth we have to pray, pray and fast. Ask for forgivenes of sins while we pray.
    Ask for the fear of God to stop commiting sin. Ask God to pruge our country off DRUNKNESS… LIES…ADULTURY…FONICATION…WITCHCRAF AND WARLOCK…and all those things that can cause God to put wrath agaist us…Amen

  23. Domerican/Possie Massive
    March 5, 2010

    Well said Possie boy. In my view Dominica has become a prayerless nation. It seems like we only use the name of God when it is convenient. More focus is placed on sewo. Our young people appears to have no sense of direction, people seems to have no regard & respect for life. Our leaders are not forthcoming in many situations. I could go on and on. Seek the Lord while He may be found people, not only when it seems convenient or in times of tragedy.

  24. possie boy
    March 5, 2010

    If my people who called by my name will only humble their selves and pray and turn away from their wicked ways then will i hear from heaven and heal their land. So mr.pm is not just praying but more about turning away from our wicked ways.

  25. THUNDER HORSE
    March 5, 2010

    We need to host days of prayer to god as always in our land we have too long forgotten him

  26. Message from P. T.
    March 4, 2010

    “Downpresser man, Where you gonna run to? Downpresser man, Where you gonna run to? Downpresser man, Where you gonna run to? All along that day…….. You gonna run to the sea, But the sea will be boiling! When you run to the sea, The sea will be boiling!…….. All along that day…….. You gonna run to the rocks, The rocks will be melting! When you run to the rocks, The rocks will be melting!……… All along that day!………… You gonna run to the Lord, Beggin’ to hide you, You gonna run to the Lord, Beggin’ to hide you, You gonna run to Jah Beggin’ to hide you! All, all along that day…….. And I said Downpresser Man, Where you gonna run to?…………………..” – (PETER TOSH)

  27. manchester united - kmax
    March 4, 2010

    in a time lik dat al u jus agreein wit skerrit..stop agreein and pray…al u doh kn betta so he hav 2 tel al u 2 do it…so everybody pray for d country…look rain not even fallin dats already a problem 4 us muchless 4 a 7.0 lik haiti or lik chile and dey so close 2 us…so pray my brothers and sisters…al u wit me, yes fada..

  28. Eric Cartman
    March 4, 2010

    if we’re going to get hit by an earthquake i’m not sure if praying could prevent it but it doesn’t hurt to try right?

  29. Berhane Selassie
    March 4, 2010

    The Devil is in this world to make mischief!!
    Yes Mr PM, righteous people don’t need you to tell them when to pray.
    If you want to repent for walking in the footsteps of the unbelievers (China), then direct your call to the ears of those who bow down with you.

  30. March 4, 2010

    The Hand of God knows no limit, who is man to direct them. Why the sudden far O mighty ONE
    did you have a dream lst night or is reality setting in .Continue to pray the Greatest One is listening, his eyes a nd ears are always open.

  31. domininican to the bone
    March 4, 2010

    mr pm stop acting like a hipo all u do is let god fearing nation people get involve fete and sewo now u want to come and talk about pray stop the hypocracy be for real

  32. LCM
    March 4, 2010

    Here we go again:

    I can see many christians getting down on there knees and living in fear and praying everyday. Some will use these events to say that the time is near. “Earthquakes in diverse places, famine, floods desease etc etc” some will say these disasters are the work of the devil.

    Christians: Why will you Use these opprotunities to pray when you should be doing that all along. Why fear the end if you are confident you are going to heaven. Is it not a better place. As belivers in God we sholud respect one another and follow his ten commandments ( I need not mention). at all times.

    Here is the reality.

    God created the heaven and the earth through his almighty power. That is Earthquakes ,floods volcanoes ect. If you believe God created Dominica then you believe we must have volcanoes for Dominica to continue growing. Volcanoes that are sometimes triggered by earthquakes and convectional currents in the earths mantle. All these so called disasters are what shape the earth and Give life. Yes the earth is living. The sad part is that it also takes life. It has happened for millions of years and will continue to happen for millions of years. Long after we are gone.

    For the christians who believe the time is near then do not leave in fear, but as God wants you to. You do not have to worry if the world end you are going to heaven. Is it not a better place.

    To the rest, be educated be informed disaster preparedness is important. The same volcanoes and earthquakes that give us fertile land , lovely mountains, beatifull rivers, the Nature Island is what “Transforms it” . keep living Preparation is the Key. Disasters will continue long after we are gone.

  33. CI
    March 4, 2010

    We should all continue praying for Dominica and the world as a whole. The PM is right, in light of all the recent disasters, we are fully aware that Dominica is not immune to disasters. Resources are clearly stretched thin, and Dominica would not be able to sustain itself or what might be left, in case of a strong hurricane or strong earthquake.

    Lord hear our fervent prayer. Forgive us for all our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Protect our people and our land, and, while we are not worthy to so much as touch the end of your garment, it is you Lord who has promise to forgive us, protect us, and guide us in the right path. Though we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God, we humbly beg for your forgiveness, not only for ourselves, in Dominica, but for the entire world. These and all other blessings we ask in your name, Lord, and if there are other blessings you deem necessary, but for which we fail to ask, please grant them unto us, in your name. Amen.

    “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, Oh Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. ” (Psalm 19:14)

    This is no time to joke about the power of the hands of the Lord. When I heard about the drought in other countries, I thought to myself Dominica would not have to worry, but now, we are just as concerned about the drought………. That speaks volume my friends!

  34. Jepter
    March 4, 2010

    Remember the prostitute in the bible?

  35. Waitukubuli
    March 4, 2010

    Prayer is always a good call – You should pray ALWAYS, not when you think you NEED GOD. Because we ALWAYS need HIM.

    Remember GOD always – when you prosper accept it with an attitude of gratitude unto GOD – don’t just run to HIM in unfavorable times.

    The person who said no amt of prayer can stop the quakes reminds me of the scripture: “my people perish due to lack of knowledge”. and “if only you knew who JESUS is and if you knew the gift of GOD, you’d ask”.
    GOD – Adonai (Barukh Hu) – Created the earth, (a tiny dot from HIS view) what makes you think he cannot stop it from moving?

    Pray Dominicans pray – Dominica is losing its spiritual touch – “no more GOD fearing nation’ as it once was.
    But we pray for you Dominica (all the people) Every 2 weeks we gather just for that purpose, so know that you are covered in prayer –
    Love you Dominica – Our GOD will sustain you.

  36. Piper
    March 4, 2010

    So I guess God prefers Bajans over Dominicans because I remember in 1979 Hurricane David was supposed to pass over Barbados and at the last minute it veered north and hit Dominica. Was that a sign of his dislike for us?

    That same God must also not like Montserrat either. See how much destruction he brought to these poor people. The more they are down, the more he has that volcano spewing ash over their country.

    Don’t even talk about Africa. That continent has been suffering for so long and yet he brings drought to their land.

    Do you see where your argument is going?

  37. Servant of the Lord :)
    March 4, 2010

    Interesting …

    Matthew 24:6-8

    You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.

    If I was anyone in this world, Dominicans alike, that was unsaved, I’d be going to bed each night frightened that I’d never see the daylight.

    You never know when its coming. I see signs everyday that the world is coming to an end. But its sad how people take these facts for granted.

    We can do all good and be all perfect but once we are in control of our own lives, it benefits us nothing. Only through Jesus Christ can we be saved.

    I live readers with this:

    Matthew 7 : 21″Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ 23Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

  38. Don't You Wish?
    March 4, 2010

    Piper are you for real?

    Well the God that I serve and the bible that I read, tells me that unceasing fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much!

    With God every impossible thing is possible. So I REBUKE your silly statement that no amount of prayer can save Dominica from a natural disaster. Well maybe no amount of prayer can save you if something happens, but I have seen the hand of God and I know he is capable of anything.

    So PM , I am praying with you that God spares our land,and forgive the ignorant among us for they do not know any better. Amen

  39. ROOTS
    March 4, 2010

    Great job Mr. PM

  40. Piper
    March 4, 2010

    Is this meant to be a joke?

    Fact is earthquakes and hurricanes are the natural order oder ot things. Earthquakes occur thousands of times every year around the world. Given Dominica’s geology and geography, these two natural phenomema can affect Dominica at any time. No amount of prayer will save Dominica if these events are going to occur.

  41. Shana
    March 4, 2010

    I quite agree! This PM Skerrit has his head on, well focused! We will continue to pray for our country and our Government.

  42. name
    March 4, 2010

    There have been 4 countries, involved, not two: Haiti, Japan, Chile, and Taiwan in that order. Furthermore, earthquakes are a natural and necessary process on earth.

  43. dominique
    March 4, 2010

    As a God fearing dominican I am all for praying to the Father to spare us. But my people do not be fooled God is not mocked. When a nation has turned its back on God and refused to live by his precepts there will come a time of judgement. Dominicans the world is going through a cleansing watch out cause we just might be NEXT!!!!

  44. Young Man in Dominica
    March 4, 2010

    i must say i find this PM is very real, Real people do real things keep it up MR PM

  45. ...
    March 4, 2010

    PM we need to ask God to forgive us of our sins and live better. Then will God hear our pray and spare our land. Remember righteousness exalts a nation

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