Accra, 25 February, 2023 / 9:31 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Ghana are appealing for divine intervention through intense prayers for an end to violent conflicts in the West African nation and internationally.
The appeal has been made in their Pastoral Letter for Lent 2023 in which members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) express “sorrow and grief” over violent conflicts in Ghana’s Bawku region and “the raging Russia-Ukraine war”.
“The ongoing conflicts in Bawku and other parts of the country as well as the raging Russia-Ukraine war continue to fill our hearts with much sorrow and grief,” GCBC members say in their Pastoral Letter shared with ACI Africa Thursday, February 23.
They add in reference to the Lenten Period, “As we continue to pray for God’s definitive intervention in these conflict situations, we call on all Catholics and other Christians as well as our Muslim brothers and sisters and indeed all people of faith and good will to join us to continue to offer prayers and petitions to God within this special Season and beyond for an end to these conflicts and wars.”
They encourage Ghanaian Catholics to “intensify prayers for an end to these wars and conflict situations in the hope that with God all things are possible”, and add, “Prayer is our greatest weapon; for what is impossible, prayer makes possible.”