In the midst of all the tragic news that we have been greeted with recently in our territory, there is a group of people who have rested their faith in God, and have decided to present an alternative: a breath of faith in hard times.
In the hearts of young couple Reynaldo and Yamaira Cordero, their pastors, Fernando and Jo-hanne Suarez, and the support from the members of their congregation at Iglesia Hermanos Unidos en Cristo, Alfa y Omega, an idea was born to bring peace of mind to our territory: "Prayer on the Road."
Children, youths, and adults all got together for the same cause Saturday at the Sion Farm Shopping Center on St. Croix. This special event allowed people who needed prayer, a special petition, or just to talk an opportunity to drive through the shopping center’s parking lot and, without having to leave their vehicles, receive words of inspiration and wisdom, a positive outlook on negative situations, and a faith filled prayer from a group of people who have learned to rest their faith in God.
This special activity was filled with the tears of people who have had their hearts filled with the pain of many difficult situations, as well as people filled with joy who were pleased and very grateful that the appeal through prayer was alive in the territory.
The majority of the people who stopped to ask for prayer were worried about the harsh times that our territory is facing and how this crisis will affect everyone financially. After a powerful prayer they left relieved, resting their faith in God, no matter what their religious belief may have been. They all left with a smile and a weight off of their shoulders.
The result of this powerful movement – 135 vehicles stopped to receive prayer in a period of three hours – was a deeper understanding of these tragic times and the faith that there is still hope in our territory. People still have faith and hope for a better tomorrow.
This event also made clear that more activities like it need to take place where people can take a few minutes to rest from the constant flow of negative news. People can stop and take a breath of something more positive, something filled with only good intentions, and something that gives hope for the future.
This is a time where people of faith, churches, and congregations, no matter what the denomination, must stand up and realize that our territory and our people are in need of a break from all the calamities that we face. We need to be exposed to other, more positive, alternatives that, in the long run, can greatly make a change for the better.
Let us all come together and pray. Our territory needs it, and prayer is always free.