THE FOUNDER of Action Chapel International, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, and other renowned men of God yesterday morning prayed for the country to avert political upheavals before, during and after the December 7, 2012 general elections.
The clergy prayed for God’s protection and guidance for the political parties, Electoral Commission (EC) and Civil Society groups at the first ever National Prayer Breakfast organised by Action Chapel International at the Movenpick Hotel.
A former Zambian Vice-President, Dr. Nevers Mumba, who is also the President of the Victory Ministries International, was the special guest of honuor at the prayer session. He appealed to God to give Ghanaians a saviour during the general elections.
Dr. Mumba prayed to God to inject sanity into all the African leaders who had thrown their nations into abyss and hardships in the midst of numerous natural resources.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate for the 2012 elections, was the only flagbearer who graced the solemn occasion to seek God’s blessings ahead of the December polls.
President Atta Mills was missing in action, leaving his Deputy Chief of Staff, Alex Segbefia and Joe Gidisu, Minister for Roads and Highways, to represent the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Representatives of the other political parties were also absent at the National Prayer Breakfast, a subsidiary of Prayer Summit International, which was on the theme ‘Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges’.
It brought together an overwhelming number of religious, political and business leaders in Ghana and across the world to help build relationships and deepen their spiritual lives.
Action Chapel will hold a similar event dubbed ‘National All Believers All Night’ Friday night on the theme: ‘Praying to God to Avert Impending Dangers’ at the Independence Square where over 20,000 people are expected to attend.
Archbishop Duncan-Williams yesterday prayed on the revival and national transformation of the country whilst Rev. Titi Ofei, general overseer of Sheepfold Ministry, prayed against calamities during the upcoming elections. Bishop Dag Heward-Mills, founder of Lighthouse Chapel International, prayed for political parties while Bishop James Saah, a senior bishop of Action Chapel, prayed for the EC and Civil society groups in the country.
In a short sermon, Archbishop Duncan-Williams said with prayers, God would shower blessings on the country and “give us a divine outcome” on December 7.
He called on governments to give Ghanaians peace, justice and prosperity devoid of corruption, pointing out that peace was vital in prosperity in the country.
“There cannot be prosperity in our midst without peace and there cannot be peace without justice,” Archbishop Duncan-Williams reiterated.
Whilst praying for political parties, Dag Heward-Mills prayed to God to deliver the country from “corrupt, vicious and wicked” in the upcoming elections.
Among the dignitaries who graced the prayer breakfast were Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, CEO of Action Chapel International; Justice Emile Short, former Commissioner for the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and currently the Chairman of Dominion University College Council.
The rest were Sampson K. Boafo, former Minister for Chieftaincy and Culture under the Kufuor Administration; Irene Naa Torshie Addo, NPP MP for Tema West and Ken Ofori-Atta, Chairman of Data Bank.
Source: Awudu Mahama/Daily Guide
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