By Abubakarr Harding
In a fervent effort to align with the divine will for the nation, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Sierra Leone (PFSL) convened a one-day prayer meeting on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at the Youyi Building compound in Freetown.
In his exhortation, PFSL President and General Overseer of Living Word of Faith Outreach, Int. Bishop Akintayo Sam-Jolly, emphasized its significance as a prayer initiative known as the Solemn Assembly. The event brought believers together to lift their voices on the prayer altar, interceding on behalf of the nation.
The focus of the assembly was threefold encompassing Prayer Approach involving Thanksgiving, Repentance and Supplication. Bishop Sam-Jolly underscored the importance of supplication, specifically the prayer of warfare aimed at resisting the voice of the devil and ensuring the fulfillment of God’s will for the nation.
Highlighting the nationwide scope of the prayer meeting, Bishop Sam-Jolly mentioned that simultaneous gatherings were taking place in all sixteen districts. He expressed concern that it would be a disservice to the church if believers allowed the activities of the devil to prevail without actively engaging in prayer.
Addressing the common reluctance to prayer in Sierra Leone, Bishop Sam-Jolly urged against complacency and emphasized the need for continuous prayer, referencing Isaiah 62:5-7 from the Bible. He noted that historical challenges, including War, Ebola, and COVID-19, were overcome through prayer.
Minister of Social Welfare, Melrose Karminty, commended PFSL for its dedicated efforts to maintain national peace and in fulfilling God’s purpose. She acknowledged the necessity of prayer intervention for Sierra Leone, expressing gratitude for the initiative during a time when divine guidance was crucial.
Minister Karminty, whose Ministry is centered on welfare, emphasized the Government’s commitment to ensuring peace and stability in the nation. She asserted that prayer was indispensable in achieving these goals, underscoring the vital role it plays in addressing the challenges faced by Sierra Leone in recent months.
As the nation collectively turned to prayer, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Sierra Leone demonstrated its unwavering commitment to fostering unity, resilience, and divine intervention for the well-being of the nation.