Prayer offering

The Cayman Ministers Association set aside Tuesday, 3 April, as a day of prayer and thanksgiving that culminated in an open service on the steps of the Law Courts Building from 5pm.

The number of people attending grew as offices and shops closed business for the day.

Ten church leaders from a variety of congregations and denominations were designated to offer prayers reflecting community concerns.

Association chairman Rev. Randy Von Kanel welcomed the gathering and led the opening supplication.

A prayer for Her Majesty the Queen and government officials was offered by Rev. Winston Rose.

Rev. Donavan Myers read a passage from Scripture on the power of prayer.

Pastor Anna Smith Joseph prayed for the judicial system, the uniformed services and the crime situation.

Rev. Alson Ebanks focused on the Immigration Department.

The family, youth, drug abuse and domestic violence were topics of the prayer offered by Rev. Nicholas Sykes.

Rev. Godfrey Meghoo prayed for the educational system, pointing out that everyone present was part of it.

Rev. Leslie Pinnock led a prayer of repentance and confession.

Pastor Torrance Bobb made closing remarks and gave the benediction after Rev. Stanwyck Myles offered thanksgiving.

A story in the Caymanian Compass in November 2006 reported on a service held in the Legislative Assembly that was described as the 14th annual National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving. Since then, similar services have been held in venues such as Heroes Square and at least one George Town church.

In April 2011, the prayer service included a ground breaking for the Christian Heritage Monument being built across from the waterfront on North Church Street.

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