We have to pray for peaceful elections - Apostle Amoani
8/20/2012 8:00:35 AM -
Accra, Aug 19, GNA - Apostle Dr Stephen Kwame Amoani, Chairman, Christ Apostolic Church International (CACI), on Sunday urged Ghanaians not to relent in their prayers for peaceful elections.
He said Ghanaians should pray for an election devoid of acrimony and any political or social upheavals.
He further asked Christians to pray fervently for the presidency and state officials for God's guidance and direction of affairs of the nation till the December polls.
Apostle Amoani was addressing the 2012 International Prophetic Convention and Tarry Camp meeting of CACI on the theme: "Taking Captive, Every Thought" in Accra.
Apostle Amoani was optimistic that the prophetic tarry camp would be a turning point in one's individuals' pursuit for total transformation and renewal of minds.
The weeklong meeting is one of the major prayer festivals on the church's calendar, intended to thank God for his faithfulness, providence and protection throughout the years.
It also provides church members the opportunity to seek the face of God for favour for the church and the nation in the coming years.
The Apostle reminded Christians to pray for Nigerians, particularly the Christian community, who were going through difficulties and hardships.
He noted that 'This is the time we need to watch and pray,' saying, 'the times are bad and confirmed by the many wars, famine, bloodshed and natural disasters all over the world.'
'Let us hope in God that in these trying and difficult moments we will triumph because he cares,' he added.
Apostle Amoani urged churches to show love and affection to people who live in their communities by assisting when necessary and cultivating the attitude of Jesus Christ in their endeavours.
'God has already empowered you with the necessary elements you need to succeed in your bid to draw people closer to him. In order to have favour with men, we need to develop our social and inter personal relationship, skills and apply the principles in our everyday life by the way we deal with people.'
Touching on the difficulties that mankind was going through, he said 'as bad as things were in the world today, it is only through the grace of God that we can control our lives and situations.'
Apostle Dr Amoani said to succeed in life, it was important for all to obtain favour from God, increase in wisdom, and desist from leaning on one's own understanding.
Mr Daniel Avorgah, former Commissioner of Police, in charge of Motor Transport and Traffic Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service, entreated the church members to pray for the peace of the nation during and after the elections.
He said: 'The world is watching Ghana, as we go to the polls; we therefore need to be more united.'
The church led by Apostle Michael Nimo, Ex- Chairman, CACI, took time to pray for the nation for peace and security during and after elections.
Prayers were also extended to the three arms of government.
Three persons, who had dedicated themselves to the work of the church, were rewarded with the Church's Bronze Award.
They included 97 year old Madam Esther Comfort Fletcher, who helped in starting a branch at Community four in Tema.
Others were Deacons George Ahenkorah and Peter Osei, both Protocol Officers of the church.