Prime Minister Addresses Congregation at the National Day of Prayer

Count the many blessings of St. Maarten

The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams joined in with the community of St. Maarten to celebrate the National Day of Prayer at the Clem Labega Square on Sunday. Other members of the Council of Ministers and His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday were also in attendance. The Sint Maarten/Saint Martin Council of Churches, the St. Maarten United Ministerial Foundation, and the Seventh Day Adventist Community all had members of their congregation attend the ceremony.

The ecumenical service began at 4:30pm and included words of exhortation by Rev. Stephane Brooks of the St. Maarten Council of Churches, Pastor Royston Philbert of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and Pastor Wycliffe Smith of the St. Maarten United Ministerial Foundation and Intercessory by Apostle E. Allen.

The Prime Minister addressed the assembly of worshipers on behalf of government, urging the community to observe good Christian practices and count the many blessings and to be thankful for the country.
"I urge all to keep praying for this country and to realize how blessed we actually are to be here on St. Maarten," commented the Prime Minister.

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the second Sunday of January, where people of all faiths are urged to pray for the nation.