Minister Bourne-Gumbs Invites Public to National Day of Prayer on Sunday January 11

Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Hon. Rita Bourne-Gumbs is inviting the general public to attend the National Day of Prayer Service on Sunday, January 11 under the theme, “We Look to You.”


The National Day of Prayer Service will take place in front of the Government Administration Building at the Clem Labega Square. The ecumenical service will begin at 5:30 pm.

The service is a collaboration between Government and the St. Maarten Christian Council, The St. Maarten United Ministerial Foundation, and the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

“We will pray for Sint Maarten and ask the Almighty to give us guidance and strength for 2015,” Minister Hon. Rita Bourne-Gumbs stated on Friday.

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

It was decreed in 2005   by an Executive Council resolution of the then Island Territory of Sint Maarten, and became part and parcel of the annual cultural calendar of program and activities.

The National Day of Prayer Committee’s mission is to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, mobilizing the Christian community to intercede for St. Martin and its leadership in the seven centers of power: Government, Law enforcement, Media, Business, Education, Church and Family.