Press Release

Premier's Office
Release Date:
Sunday, 1 August 2021 - 12:40pm

Today, the public is invited to join in the Culmination Service to officially mark the ending of the 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting for the Virgin Islands.  

In culminating the 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting, a virtual service will be held live from the New Life Baptist Church at 4:00 p.m., immediately following the virtual Emancipation Service on the Government of the Virgin Islands’ Facebook page, @BVIGovernment. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing and crowd control measures, persons will not be able to physically attend the service. 

According to Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, the culmination is important as the people of the Virgin Islands collectively petitioned GOD to continue to keep us all safe and protected. The Government of the Virgin Islands is thanking everyone for joining hearts and hands in unity during the prayer and fasting.  

Premier Fahie said, “Our ancestors always took refuge in the Hands of GOD and they saw victory prevail. We will continue to keep each other safe. We will continue to focus our efforts on building up each other.  We will continue to make sure that our economy is strengthened and not weakened. We will continue to unite in our love for these Virgin Islands. We will all continue to do our part to save our Virgin Islands and to restore and preserve our way of life. We will all continue to do everything that is in our power to keep our people and our shores safe, in BVILOVE. We’re in this together.” 

He added, “I look forward to everyone joining online or on radio, as we come together, pray together, and believe in GOD together, as we once again watch GOD work. We will win this battle.” 

Today’s service is being held in harmony with Roman 8:37 which states No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 

Premier announced the 21 Days Prayer and Fasting in a statement on July 9, 2021, titled: Let’s Bring the COVID-19 Situation Back Under Control. Premier explained that the 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting was inspired by Holy Scriptures of Daniel and additionally as words written in Ezra 8:21-23 which states, …I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions….So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer.” 

The 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting started on Sunday, July 11 and ended on Saturday, July 31 with a call to pray and fast from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Government Information Service shared scriptures and encouragement on a daily basis via the Government of the Virgin Islands website, and official social media pages: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.




Photo 1:1- Audience at Praise and Thanksgiving Service in 2020.


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