Standard News of Thursday, 26 March 2020
President Akufo-Addo satisfied with the clergy to pray more than coronavirus
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Following an attraction by the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the entire nation to notice March 25, as a ‘National Working day of Fasting and Prayer’ from the unfold of the COVID-19, lots of Ghanaians adhered to the charm.
The Ghana News Agency on Wednesday morning from all-around the 0600 hrs observed a quantity of non secular teachings and prayer remaining led by spiritual leaders such as Pastors and Imams on several classic and social media platforms.
Viewers and listeners like little ones also joined the prayer by phoning into the studios, all to phone for divine intervention to management the pandemic.
Other media platforms also invited gospel musicians to direct the nation in worship and praise tracks to make an atmosphere of reverence.
Mrs Gifty Afenyi-Dadzie, the Nationwide Prayer Director of Aglow Worldwide, who led a prayer with her staff on a range of media platforms, encouraged that men and women observed with all seriousness, the preventive measures set by the Ghana Well being Company to regulate the unfold of the coronavirus even as they prayed.
She cautioned the community to desist from all unrighteous conducts as she considered the pandemic was authorized by God as a consequence of the sins of the environment.
The Pentecost Church from its Headquarters led by Apostle Rigwell Ato Addison (Retired), engaged the country in prayer on the subject matter, “God is in control”.
He reiterated that God would have mercy on humanity and recover the land, only if human beings acknowledged his commandments and surrendered to him in humility.
“Every citizen will have to see him or herself as ‘Ghana’, which could have sinned from God and pray for forgiveness and spiritual intervention to command this COVID-19 canker,” he reported.
The Reverend Dr Stephen Wengam, the Lead Pastor of the Cedar Mountain Chapel on tv, reported for his portion, the country would not working experience any constructive change if her folks fasted with no denying on their own pleasures of immorality and sin.
The country and the earth at massive, he stated, was sick of greed, immorality, backbiting, political enmity, murder, and other unrighteous deeds, and had to turn absent from them with urgency to working experience the blessings of God.
Sheikh Muhammed Bagnya, an Imam at the Osu Castle, talking on tv claimed for Muslims, religious solidarity was crucial, even if the directive did not come from the Muslim leadership.
Issues have been out of hand in the struggle towards COVID-19, primarily as efforts to get a vaccine for it experienced proved futile, he stated.
“So the only solution we have, is to turn to God and we Muslims are extra than inclined to join this fasting and prayer,” he added.
Sheikh Bagnya was optimistic that things would improve following the pandemic experienced finished ranging from human attitudes to the financial sector.
“Perhaps the COVID-19 is what we have been waiting for to transform the nation for the much better,” he claimed.
Bishop Charles Agyenasare, the Founder of the Perez Chapel Worldwide, on radio beseeched the intervention of God in the struggle in opposition to the canker, indicating, there was difficult compassion in God’s mercy.
He also prayed for God to give the Cupboard and Council of Point out wisdom to make appropriate choices for the condition amid the outbreak and for bodily vitality for all those who had contracted the Coronavirus.
Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams, the Founder of the Action Chapel, also prayed on the radio for God to forgive individuals of their iniquities and spare the land of the calamity.
“We believers tell the Coronavirus that, continue no further. Let no mother or father bury his or her youngster and permit no boy or girl remain motherless or fatherless because of you in the identify of Jesus Christ. Oh God, please supply your country with divine immunity and exemption from this canker,” he prayed.
It will be recalled that, the President addressing the nation on March 21, on the COVID-19 outbreak in Ghana claimed: “Whilst we continue to adhere to these measures and ramp up our endeavours to defeat this virus, I urge all of us, also, to seek the confront of the Almighty.
“So on Wednesday, March 25, I appeal to all Ghanaians, Christians and Muslims, to observe a nationwide working day of fasting and prayer. Let us pray to God to protect our nation and help save us from this pandemic”.
Meanwhile, the President just lately on referred to as for the suspension of social gatherings together with church routines to minimize the price at which the virus was spreading.
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