Sierra Leoneans in USA pray for Sierra Leone
Different heads of Christian Churches and Muslim Jamaats in the United States of America who heeded to President Ernest Bai Koroma’s call of one dedicated week of prayer to invoke the Power of the Almighty God/Allah to transform Sierra Leone has ended. (Photo: A cross section of Sierra Leonean Muslim faithful fervently praying for their country)
The week of prayer that officially began on January 16th and ended on Sunday, January 22nd in Sierra Leone, was also extended to January 29, 2012 to enable him (God/Allah) continue to show his Infinite Mercy on Sierra Leone and shower his blessings in the form of Peace, Progress and Prosperity in the West African Nation.
The men of God also prayed for the Power of the Holy Spirit to transform the lives of Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad for the better.
They also prayed that Almighty God/Allah impede Satan and deprive his evil forces from making any headway that are oppose to virtues of Sierra Leone and Sierra Leoneans.
During the closing prayer at the “Christ is Lord Ministry” on Jefferson Davis Highway, Wood Bridge Virginia, Senior Pastor in charge, Reverend Gibrilla Bangura prayed against over ambitiousness and usurpation of functions in offices.
Quoting “11 Chronicles 26:5, Reverend Bangura said (Uzziah) continued to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding through the vision of God; and as long as he sought the Lord, God prospered him.
“11 Chronicles 26: 16: but when he became strong, his heart was so strong that he acted corruptly, and he was unfaithful to the Lord his God, for he entered the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar.
And when he (Uzziah) refused heeding to advice and warnings of eighty Priests to desist, because he was not a priest: the man of God said Uzziah was punished by God.
But when the President decided to obey the will of God by seeking him first, it is imperative that we all change our minds, because the Kingdom of God has arrived: all other things will follow.
At the “Episcopal Church of Our Savior”, a Congregation of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and the Anglican Communion on Powder Mill Road, Silver Spring, Maryland, Pastor in Charge: Reverend Robert W. Harvey cited Jonah 3:1-10 and likened the role of President Ernest Bai Koroma to Prophet Jonah who was sent by the Almighty God to transform Nineveh. Go to the city of Nineveh and proclaim to it, the message I give you”
According to the Man of God, a good number of the People of Nineveh were evil with very bad ways.
Stubborn though they were, Jonah did not relent until he fulfilled God’s Mandate by transforming them. “When God saw what the people of Nineveh did, and how they turned from their evil ways, he (God) relented and did not bring destruction he had threatened.
He said the call by Mr. President on his people to worship God, has brought Peace and transformation to Sierra Leone in Jesus’ name.
The first lesson was read by Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the United States of America, H.E Bockari Stevens.
In Philadelphia, members of the “Door Christian Fellowship” sang several songs of praises and thanksgiving to the Almighty God, for spearing our lives to see this day, which he hath made.
Earlier at the Ebileh Cultural Organization Maryland County Chapter, during Juma Prayers, Chief Imam Allie Sesay cited several Quran verses which categorically condemn lies, hypocrisy, tribalism, deceit and violence.
He used the medium to condemn jealousy, covetousness and violence, and prayed for peace progress and development to be the main characteristics of Sierra Leone.
A Quran recital led by the Chief Imam Allie Sesay and Acting Chief Naieb Salaam Jabbi which saw the reading of suratil “Yaa-sin” forty One times formed the highlight of the Juma Prayers.
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