Pause for prayer
While some Barbadians stopped at midday yesterday to bow their heads in prayer, a Government minister said he would not be surprised if many did not.
Minister of Labour Colin Jordan said it was an unfortunate truth that bad news spread more than good and he did not think the news where Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley asked Barbadians to pray for the country for five minutes from noon made the appropriate rounds.
“I would not be surprised if there were a significant number of people who were not aware of the call for either prayer or reflection, according to your beliefs. It is often bad or scandalous news which spreads, so it is unlikely this would have gone viral. Let us as Barbadians get into the habit of sharing things that are uplifting so we are educated and our spirits are buoyed up,” he said.
Jordan is an elder at the Mile-and-a-Quarter Seventh-Day Adventist Church. He said the local church joined with the Dominican conference for two prayer sessions via Zoom on Wednesday and Saturday, each more than an hour long. As for yesterday, he said this was more of an individual effort and he made sure to do his part by again praying for the five minutes. (CA)
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