Monrovia, Liberia - Vice President Joseph N. Boakai today launched the Weekly Prayer Service at the Providence Baptist Church Shrine here which will run for the next three months under the theme ‘A call to unceasing prayers” in the wake of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia and the Sub region.
The Weekly Prayer Service will focus on prayer against Ebola in the sub region and for peace and stability.
Speaking at the official launch today, Vice President Joseph N. Boakai told the congregation that historically Liberians have sought the intervention of the Almighty when faced with great difficulty, saying when all else is failing, the only place to turn to is the Almighty God who is forever listening to our prayers.
Citing Biblical reliance for the occasion, Vice President Joseph Boakai pointed out the battle against Ebola is the Lord’s, noting that a call to unceasing prayers is not a call to constant prayers, but to persistent and consistent prayers and that the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much citing the New Testament Book of James.
The Most Rev. Jonathan B.B. Hart, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of the Province of West Africa and President of the Liberia Council of Churches delivered the welcome statement.
The Providence Baptist Shrine has been used as a place of Prayer when the Nation was faced with serious national problems.