Parliament offers prayers for the nation

Christopher ArkoAccra, March 25 GNA –
Parliament on Wednesday joined other Ghanaians to offer prayers for God’s
intervention to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

The programme is in
line with President Nana Akufo-Addo’s declaration of Wednesday, March 25, 2020
as a National Day for Fasting and Prayer.

The Speaker,
Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye who participated in the National Day for Fasting
and Prayer urged both Christians and Muslims to seek God’s intervention and
forgiveness for the nation.

Mr Emmanuel Kwasi
Bedzra, MP for Ho West and Head of the Parliamentary Christian Fellowship in
his exhortation stated that as the elected representatives of the people it was
important for them to seek the face of God in this difficult time of the
coronavirus pandemic.

He quoted 2
Chronicles 7:14, which states “If my people who are called by my name will
humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways,
then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land”.

He then prayed to
the Almighty God to forgive the people for their sins in the area of idolatry
and fornication, shedding of innocent blood, false accusation, backbiting
corruption, greed, steeling among others.

Mr Bedzra also urged
Christian to humble themselves in this period of fasting and prayer and turn to
the Lord God Almighty to protect them from the deadly coronavirus disease. 

“Even as we confess
our sins in this period of fasting and prayer, we besiege our Lord God
Almighty, Father of all nations that this plague of COVID-19 will pass us by
and even healed those who tested positive” he added.

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He continued to pray
for the health workers and those in self-quarantine for God to preserve their
lives. He committed Ghana, Africa and the world into the hands of God for his

Mr Ebenezer Ahumah
Djietror,  a Principal Assistant Clerk
called on Christians to pray in times of affliction for that is the best means
of producing in them patience and humility.

He said the country
was in extraordinary times, hence the need to observe fasting and prayer and
challenged believers in Christ to employ themselves in such communal religious
exercises from time to time.

Mr Osei
Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the Majority Leader prayed for speedy recovery of victims of
the disease, unity and strength, God’s healing power and total deliverance of
the nation from the snare of the corona virus affliction.

Mr Haruna Iddrisu,
the Minority in his prayers requested God’s cure for people with the
coronavirus disease in the midst of the global spread of the pandemic so that
people can experience his healing love.

He prayed for speedy
recovery for those who are sick with the virus so that they regain their
strength and health through quality medical care.

Some MPs also took
turns to offer Christian and Muslim prayers for God’s cleansing, healing,
mercy, love and forgiveness of iniquities.


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