All-white Pentecost Prayer Parade this Sunday seeks to “Heal the Land”


Tribune Features Writer


THE streets will be painted white this coming Sunday as churches across New Providence convene in solidarity and a spirit of worship for the second all-white Pentecost Prayer Parade.

Church and Christian faithfuls are encouraged to join in the parade as participating local congregations seek to “Heal the Land” through prayer.

The parade is scheduled for this Sunday, starting at the Church of God of Prophecy Tabernacle at 2.30pm and on to Arawak Cay.

Organisers say this gathering of believers is desperately needed to help heal the Bahamas.

The parade is the brainchild of Bishop Dr Woodley C Thompson, the National Bishop Designate of the COGOP Bahamas.

Fifty days after the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead was the first Pentecost as God caused a visible outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

During the parade, Minister Terry Walters, the National Director of Evangelism and Home Mission, alongside others will lead the team of prayer intercessors with a consecrated ‘Prayer Rope’ (act of faith).

“During this activity persons can touch the rope along the parade route as an act of faith to believe that God will hear and answer their prayers. Additionally, bags will be available to collect the prayer requests,” said Felton Beneby, who spoke on behalf of the organisers.

The Bahamas Brass Band, Youth and Junior Brass Bands, as well as the Urban Renewal Band will provide the musical accompaniment with spirit as the people worship and praise the Lord along the route. The parade will travel north on East Street; west on Ross Corner; south on Market Street; west on Chapel Street, to Meadow Street; north on Nassau Street, onto West Bay Street, finishing at at Arawak Cay.

Once at Arawak Cay, there will be an ecumenical service from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. This service will be carried live on ZNS Radio 1540 AM, 104.5 FM, and Our TV on Cable 12 where there “will be a mighty move of God in prayer, praise, and worship.”

The parade participants will then join in praise and worship at the White Flame Finale Concert. This event is expected to feature performances by Davian Chase, Cara Newton and Oslien Jadorte; DJ Godson will be the MC.

The activities don’t stop there. From May 20 to 24, Dr Ghandi Thompson, the National Youth Director, will be praying on Facebook from various churches in New Providence, Grand Bahama, Harbour Island, Andros, Exuma, and San Salvador.

“The Pentecost Prayer Parade has formed a partnership relationship with the RBPF in their fight against crime and all the social ills that are plaguing our land,” said Mr Beneby.

“This is no ordinary parade. We are marching as witnesses of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. His Holy Spirit dwells in us to teach and guide into all truth: ‘But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.’ When we pray and call upon the name of the Lord we are more than conquerors because of His love towards us.”


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