The nation comes together in live healing prayer session | 09 January 2021
The whole nation participated in a healing prayer session that was televised live on SBC and Telesesel yesterday at noon.
The ceremony, which was held at State House, was attended by President Wavel Ramkalawan, First Lady Linda Ramkalawan, the ministers and heads of religious bodies.
After a welcoming note by President Ramkalawan, the First Lady lit a candle followed by prayers and readings from Archbishop James Wong, Bishop Alain Harel, Minister Billy Rangasamy, Pastor Eddy Payet, Archbishop Emeritus French Chang Him, Imam Ahmed Labiche and President Ramkalawan.
“Every time, in difficult times, humans turn towards God for guidance. As a country, where most of us believe in God, we came together today in obedience and with humility to supplicate God to assist and protect us in this difficult time. We are seeking His blessings and His mercy so that we come out from this tough time,” noted President Ramkalawan.
All the religious heads also prayed and sought forgiveness from God. The Litany was led by Archbishop Emeritus French Chang Him and Bishop Alain Harel.
The ceremony, that lasted for 72 minutes, ended with an emotional song – Kriy Lo Zezi – by Shayanne Moustache. She composed that song during the pandemic time and the song brought tears to many during the ceremony.
To conclude the ceremony, President Ramkalawan thanked the nation for sharing this moment of prayer and also all those who participated from different parts of the world through Internet.
“Let us cry with God so that he can help us heal the world. We came together with great humility and we hope He will guide us. The figures we are receiving right now should not scare us. The positive cases are the results of the two weeks of festivities and many will come out of the quarantine this week-end. All Seychellois let us walk under the obedience of God and also take the necessary precautions to keep us and others safe.”
President Ramkalawan also thanked Bishop Alain Harel and the Catholic Church for making available to the Ministry of Health ‘La Maison Muscat’ at La Misère which will be used as a quarantine facility.
During the live streaming many Seychellois were connected online and many were showing care, love and support so that the situation in Seychelles and in the world gets better.