As division persists within House of Representatives over their embattled Speaker J. Alex Tyler, Sr., who was recently criminally indicted for alleged bribery, more than half of the members of that august body resorted to an intercessory prayer service yesterday, June 30, in the Joint Chambers of the Capitol.
Organized by the National Christian Council of Liberia (NCCL), the prayers were offered amid internal wrangling amongst lawmakers over the recusal of Speaker Tyler given his criminal indictment, and between the Speaker and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, with the Speaker accusing the
President of financing the campaign to oust him from the Speakership.
During the service, prayers were said for forgiveness, unity and protection.
House Speaker Tyler, after an arguably fervent prayer, also sought God’s intervention for unity and protection. He was anointed with holy oil by Prophet David Z. Francis Jallah, who also laid hands on the Speaker as a gesture of absolution.
The Speaker’s prayer was followed by the group of lawmakers, in which each lawmaker (excluding Islamic lawmakers) were seen praying for forgiveness, unity and protection.
Concluding the prayer service, Prophet Jallah said the ‘Spiritual Order’ of the Legislature had changed.
The Prophet unequivocally said the Legislature has been gulped and haunted by evil spirits, adding that with the Church’s prayer, the veil will be destroyed. He blew his prophetic horns thrice to seal the ‘amen.’
Earlier, Rev. J. Festus Bundor Sr. of the End-Time Revelations Evangelistic Mission preached on the theme, Spiritual Life. He told the lawmakers to allow God to always use them and thus they would be used to rewrite “bad laws” as God did to Moses when he broke the first-given 10
Commandments over frustrations when the Israelites made a ‘false god.’ He read from the book of Exodus, chapter 34.
The Reverend also said that the sculptures, which have been installed at the Capitol, have demonic inscriptions, including “We Are Coming.”
The Interim President of NCCL, Rev. Bishop Adolph Marsh, thanked the leadership and members of the House of Representatives for the allowing the Church to pray over them and break the curse.
“We have prayed for you because you were elected to do the people’s work,” Bishop Marsh said. “Stop the fighting, do the people’s work; do the people’s work; do the people’s work,” Bishop Marsh implored the lawmakers.
However, Grand Kru County Representatives, Chairman on Executive, thanked the NCCL for the intercession, and urged them to “go to other institutions and counties to offer prayers.”