Accra, 29 April, 2020 / 2:35 am (ACI Africa).
Christians in Ghana ended their three-day National prayer and fasting to seek God’s intervention and direction in the fight against COVID-19, with religious leaders cautioning against the temptation to question God’s existence in the difficult pandemic times.
In a televised sermon to mark the commencement of the prayer and fasting period that ended Sunday, April 26, the Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye said that the reason why Christians ought to fast and pray is to demonstrate God’s reality in the world as well as people’s dependence on Him.
“In times of pestilence, people are quick to question the existence of God. Christians need to fast and pray to petition God to demonstrate His glory and power for all people, especially unbelievers,” said Apostle Nyamekye.
The virtual fasting and prayer was organized by the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC), the Christian Council of Ghana, the Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, the National Association of Charismatic and Christian Churches, and all other Ecumenical Bodies in Ghana.
Held under the theme, “Oh God Heal Our Land”, the national program was conducted in partnership with over 35 media outlets and was broadcast on Radio, TV and live streamed on various social media outlets.