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DIASPORA | Jamaican Leaders, Clergy, support Diaspora Day of Prayer

Chairman of the local organizing committee of the Jamaica Diaspora Day of Prayer and Fasting (JDOP), The Rev. Andrew R. Bennett Sr. Chairman of the local organizing committee of the Jamaica Diaspora Day of Prayer and Fasting (JDOP), The Rev. Andrew R. Bennett Sr.
NEW YORK, NY. Monday, July 22, 2019 – Scores of Jamaicans worldwide are busy preparing for the staging of the annual Day of Prayer & Fasting (DoP), set for Wednesday, August 7. According to chairman of the local organizing (steering) committee of the Jamaica Diaspora Day of Prayer and Fasting (JDOP), The Rev. Andrew R. Bennett Sr., the day of prayer and fasting is an important event that has been positively impacting various aspects of national life over the past 14 years.

Observed around the time of the first of August (Emancipation Day), each year, Rev. Mr. Bennett Sr., said that he was pleased to be associated with yet another staging of the global day of prayer for spiritual renewal and transformation of Jamaica.

Rev Newton Gabbidon Founder
The Rev. Mr. Newton Gabbidon president of the New York based Intercessory Prayer Ministry International (IPMI).

“As we celebrate our Emancipation as a people, and our Independence as a nation, I urge that your prayers be inspired by our national anthem; in the hope that God may respond to the urgent cries of His people.”
And in a dated message, marking the occasion, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the current level of indiscipline is both alarming and unacceptable.

“As you congregate to pray for our nation, I ask that you make a special appeal for the renewal of minds to transform our country into a disciplined and orderly society.”

In a plea for unity, he said, “we have to bond together and promote love, peace and kindness, while we encourage each other to play our part in helping to meet the country’s economic and growth targets”.

Chairman, the Rev. Mr. Bennett Sr., who heads the expansion sub-committee, confirmed at a recent planning meeting that a number of new prayer centers (churches), have joined the movement for this year’s prayer initiative. These include centers in Westchester County, Davie in South Florida; Philadelphia, Delaware and the Greater Toronto Metropolitan Area.

Already, scores of churches and places of worship in the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom, participate in the annual prayer vigil for the nation’s spiritual renewal and transformation, first started in 2004, by a coalition of clergymen affiliated with the Brooklyn, NY-based Intercessory Prayer Ministry International (IPMI), founded/chaired by Rev. Newton Gabbidon.

Clergy and/or churches wishing to join the movement and participate in the day of prayer, can contact, IPMI at; 718-241-2162, or online at www.jdop.org.

  • Countries: Jamaica

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