Dominicans encouraged to participate in national days of prayer this weekend

The independence committee is encouraging the nation to join together in prayer this weekend as the country observes the national days of prayer.

The activity which will be held on Saturday 3rd October and Sunday 4th October forms part of the calendar of activities for this year’s independence celebrations.

Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence made the announcement this week.

“The independence committee is encouraging churches, congregations and the public at large to join together in prayers for the nation and in thanksgiving to God for his mercies and blessings,” he said.

Churchgoers are also encouraged to wear the national wear of Dominica when attending church services.

The theme for this year’s independence is “Embracing new opportunities.

Lawrence described the theme as forward-looking.

“It is a dynamic and progressive theme,” he stated. “We have to look for ways to rebound from the COVID situation; we have to set new goals and try to achieve new ground.”

Lawrence continued, “We have to reach for a new horizon within our present circumstances, we must not be deterred, we must not be discouraged and we should not give up in the quest to improve ourselves and our communities and we have to strengthen our faith in God.”

Creole Wear Fridays where the general public is encouraged to wear their creole wear every Friday until Independence Day, continues to form part of the celebrations.

Focus will also be placed on a traditional cuisine, “so we focus on traditional ways of cooking in Dominica,” he stated.

Flag Day will be observed on October 19th, according to Lawrence.

“We will also highlight one of our most important emblems, our National Flag,” he stated adding that emblem week will be a feature of the celebrations during which schools and communities will be encouraged to promote the national emblems of Dominica.

The public, schools and communities are being encouraged to participate in planting trees which forms part of National Tree Planting Day and on Creole Day the whole nation is being called upon to dress up in Creole wear, eat local food and play local music.

“We have a virtual national cultural gala on November 3rd from 4:00PM and the National Day of Community Service on November 4th,” Lawrence said.

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14 Comments

  1. Whocares
    October 3, 2020

    Lawrence boy, you left out the national day parade.

  2. Zammy
    October 3, 2020

    We Shall surely pray for the following
    – that the government may seek the interest of all Dominicans and stop leading to stay in power.
    – that there be an honest and decent attempt toward National unity and harmony
    – that the government stop and think of breaking the chains of poverty and dependency.
    – that the victimization and partisan politics be removed in every sector of Dominica
    – that Dominicans learn to treat each other with love and respect.
    – that the youth may take a stand to lead the country from all fronts
    – that we honor the words of our national anthem and respect the constitution.
    -that the government provide employment for Dominicans
    – that lives be improved in Dominica especially amongst the poor and unemployed

  3. Dey preying
    October 3, 2020

    Prayer for the nation? why not ask skeritt to lead in prayer? Dominicans would love to hear him pray for the nation he continues to mislead.

  4. joseph charles
    October 3, 2020

    How can I join the leaders in prayer when they seek to deceive only! The online platform which the Government of Dominica supposedly paid for is closing down due to non payment by Govt. All these kids, especially in times like this is going to be left without learnhub online . Now they boast of a billion dollar broke economy !! By the way did digi put a stop order on the new multimillion dollar Govt project ? Skerrit stop playing on the people’s ignorance.

  5. Ibo France
    October 2, 2020

    @The Watchman

    You are spot on. I endorse every word in your post. You cannot sow corn and expect to reap potatoes. You cannot indulge in wickedness and expect the blessings of God because you pray.

    Karma is real. What you do boomerangs back at you. What you sow you reap. You can’t do bad and expect good.

    Mr. Skerrit has lied to the nation repeatedly. He has set his army to attack, teargas, arrest, harass and intimidate law abiding citizens. He has kept the masses dirt poor while he, his wife and children live in supreme opulence. He has deprived members of the Opposition an opportunity to live a comfortable life in the land of their birth. The evil, greed, selfishness and arrogance of this man (Skerrit) is unspeakable.

    I pray earnestly and unwaveringly that the Father will open the minds and eyes of most Dominicans to effect the POLITICAL demise of Skerrit and his sheep-like enablers. The evil spell crippling Dominica needs to be broken. It has been much too long.

  6. Jesus Saves
    October 2, 2020

    James 4:8-10
    King James Version
    8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

    Matthew 6:24
    King James Version
    24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

    2 Chronicles 7:14
    New International Version
    14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

  7. Ibo France
    October 2, 2020

    This coming weekend I will bruise my knees in prayer. I will pray for the devastating stranglehold that Skerrit has on Dominica to be broken. I will pray for the missing $1.2 billion will be properly accounted for and be used as economic relief for financially embarrassed Dominicans who are unemployed due to no fault of their own. I will pray for corruption in government to cease and propriety to reign. Finally, I will pray for the immediate departure of the morally and ethically challenged ruling plutocrats from the political landscape of Dominica.

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  8. The Evangelist
    October 1, 2020

    Mr. Lawrence since it is National day of prayer here is my suggestion:
    1. Scripture reading: PM Roosevelt Skerrit reads the following verses:
    pro 6:16-19
    Six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers
    Exodus 23:7
    Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent and righteous, for I will not acquit the wicked.
    Isaiah 59:7-8
    Their feet run to evil, and they are swift to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their highways. The way of peace they do not know, and there is no justice in their paths; they have made their roads crooked; no one who treads on them knows peace.
    2. Worship and praise: congregation
    3. Preacher: pastor BJ
    4: prayer & repentance: Peter Augustine

  9. The Watchman
    October 1, 2020

    Prayer is good and we have been encouraged to pray at all times. However, we must understand that prayer is not a feel good thing neither is God moved when we do what Mr. Lawrence referred to as “prayers for the nation and in thanksgiving to God for his mercies and blessings.” It sounds good but that will change nothing!
    The prayer that will change things is the one seen in 2 Chron.7:14 especially the last part: “…and turn from their wicked ways”; then will I hear from heaven…and will heal their land”
    Mr Lawrence Skerrit needs to turn away from his wicked ways, if God is going to heal our land and you guys need to stop supporting his wickedness that you know is taking place!
    Otherwise we can bless evil and make wickedness look like righteousness as much as we want but the truth will always remain that it is “Righteousness that exalts a nation” Proverbs 14:34
    What we now see in Dominica is the reproach of Skerrit’s evil that is blessed and supporte by people that know…

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    • October 3, 2020

      @The Watchman, what if Mr. Lawrence is seeing all the reasons for giving thanks to God for His mercies and blessings, which you are too blind to see?

      You fail to realize that you are using the Word of God to suit your negative thinking mind, which only benefits your selfish ego. However, the Nation of Dominica has a lot of things which are positive enough, to give thanks and praises to God, which He loves to receive from His people–take it or leave it and continue with your mind of darkness, which Dominica does not need.

  10. click here
    October 1, 2020

    Why? Churchgoers are also encouraged to wear the national wear of Dominica when attending church services.- Good thing i am no longer a church goer, idont have to wear that if i dont want to.

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    • Roger Burnett
      October 2, 2020

      Dominica’s National Wear in terms of cultural identity needs revisiting.

      Its relationship to the dress code of the European slave owner’s mistresses I find confusing and contradictory to say the least.

      • Colonial Dressing
        October 3, 2020

        I’ve always thought of that and have spoken about it. But a Leopard cannot change its spots. Culture my %SS.

      • VereTere
        October 5, 2020

        Skerrit and his henchmen will be praying all day that they are not going to be found out! But even a month worth of prayers is not going to help them because the clock is ticking and the end is coming. He already avoids the US nowadays like Satan avoids the holly water. Any idea why?

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