Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – In a powerful display of unity and faith, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Sierra Leone (PFSL) organized a one day prayer meeting. The event, held at the Youyi Building compound in Freetown, marked a significant initiative known as the Solemn Assembly, aimed at aligning with the divine will of the nation.
Led by Bishop Akintayo Sam-Jolly, President of PFSL, the assembly focused on a threefold Prayer Approach, encompassing Thanksgiving, Repentance, and Supplication.
Bishop Sam-Jolly emphasized the vital role of supplication, particularly the prayer of warfare, to resist the voice of the devil and ensure the fulfilment of God’s purpose for Sierra Leone.
The nationwide impact of the prayer meeting was evident as simultaneous gatherings took place in all sixteen districts. Bishop Sam-Jolly expressed concern, urging believers to actively engage in prayer, stating that allowing the devil’s activities to prevail without resistance would be a disservice to the church.
Addressing common reluctance to pray in Sierra Leone, Bishop Sam-Jolly encouraged believers against complacency, emphasizing the need for continuous prayer. He drew inspiration from Isaiah 62:5-7, citing historical challenges such as War, Ebola, and COVID-19, which were overcome through prayer.
In her statement, the Minister of Social Welfare, Madam Melrose Karminty, commended PFSL for its dedicated efforts in maintaining national peace and fulfilling God’s purpose. Minister Karminty emphasized the government’s commitment to peace and stability, asserting the indispensable role of prayer in addressing challenges faced by Sierra Leone in recent months.
As the nation collectively turned to prayer, the PFSL demonstrated an unwavering commitment to fostering unity, resilience, and divine intervention for the well-being of the nation. The prayer meeting was a powerful testimony to the faith and determination of the community in seeking peace and divine guidance. PSN/28/1/2024