Several United Workers Party (UWP) supporters were on Sunday cheering on Castries South East Member of Parliament (MP), Guy Joseph, when he said prayers are not enough to address the issues facing Saint Lucia.
Joseph told the UWP public meeting held at Babonneau that Saint Lucia is on the road of “transgression not only politically, but spiritually.”
While using the political platform to quote various Bible scriptures to support his argument, Joseph said people whose hand are tainted with blood, “cannot be the ones to lead this country into prayer.”
“For us to rescue this country, we must stop the bloodshed, we must stop the voodoo, we must stop the sacrificing of lives to be elected into political office,” he added.
The former Works Minister noted too that before “they repent, they have to confess.”
Joseph made these comments even amid plans by the UWP, to host a National Day of Prayer, to be held at the Vigie Multipurpose Sports Complex on Sunday, April 17, 2016.
The event is expected to feature prayer and worship, and several Christian preachers will be in attendance.
Political Leader of the UWP, Allen Chastanet, recently posted on his Facebook page, that there are many tragic incidents happening on the island.
“So many young people are turning to suicide. Too many incidents of rape. Too many homicides. We need prayer. We need to pray. Join me and my colleagues as we unite as one to pray for our country. #WeNeedPrayer.”