A Novena Prayer For Ghana National Elections
(TO BE PRAYED NOVEMBER – 7TH DECEMBER 2004)
As we, the people of Ghana acknowledge you today as ever, as Lord,
So we do as individuals into governments and of the nation,
Thank you Lord for the privilege accorded to organize politically To come
before your presence knowing that political loyalty
Is not divine disloyalty to you but a means of your grace,
To see you in divergence of political stand point
In convergence of your love supreme to mankind and our nation.
We do thank you for your law and order, conventions and rule,
Which democracy as imported to us by nations across the sea acknowledged
And indeed recognized superlatively, than any human law of any kind, Again
our grateful thanks to you Lord Most High
For the shout of peace being sought by the populace for tranquility And
the opportunity that the coming election time once more
Brings before us, the awareness of One people, One Nation, One
Destiny in voting correctly and the influence for others to vote.
In realization of our awakening, we pray for continual awareness
That our response to your creation requires us to be politically active
“For Behold All is Good” by you and if politics be the manner to see Your
handiwork of goodness yet not necessarily as for our salvation. Thus the
nation's call to the heavenlies is not a sect freeing the World, but
rather a community of faith renewing the world
Of goodness restored, of love shared and of gabs bridged.
Awaken us Good Lord, that the hands lifted up to you in prayer
May so be the hands blessed to the voting booth.
That the same eyes that read your word with your mind
May be indeed the eyes that read the names on the ballot with the mind of
God. That the faith of God as creator unseen.
May remain the focus of truth
And righteousness at the entering pooling booths
Awaken, now as ever, before your people, Oman Ghana to justice in
commitment Beginning from the home, of true love for the sanctity of
marriage And respecting family life, of parents, children, nuclear and
extended families For the retention of dignity and of personal individual
human life Of Humans –In-Relations and their basic inborn tendencies
that human rights always begin when human lives begin.
Not sporadic and not one moment later.
But there and then, with each for all and all for God.
Yes Lord, we rejoice now today, with hope for the future
That no matter what, we are no more, than citizens of
Your earthly Kingdom as of above, ordained to discharge
Our duty to you and to man by obligation of your will
In perfect love of your creation, that make us all
Committed to being faithful citizens on earth
As indeed of our country, Oman Ghana.
To the praise and glory of our Lord Jesus Christ
Who reigns with the father and the Holy Spirit,
One Lord, world without end. Amen.
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