The Ho Area Women’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost has held a day’s intercessory prayers for Ghana ahead of Monday’s general elections dubbed “A Glorious Woman to Stand in the Gap for the Nation” – Ezekiel 22:30.
Addressing the women, the Area Women’s Leader, Deaconess Fidelia Ametefui, said that election is not about war but an opportunity to exercise one’s right as democratic citizens of the country, hence it must not be taken as a do or die affair.
She explained that the prayer session was intended to call on God to support, guide, and help the nation through the elections. “If we all listen very well to things that are happening in the country, it doesn’t look like we have the peace that we were enjoying before this period. That is why we are calling on our God to intervene and calm all nerves and to make sure that the political players maintain and sustain the peace we have been enjoying all this while,” she added.
According to her, women and their children suffer most in every difficult situation be it violence or conflict.
“Because we don’t want to suffer any difficulty during this election should there be any war, we have decided to kneel before the Lord and pray for His intervention as women since we are His last born and always after His heart,” she said.
Deaconess Fidelia Ametefui, therefore, called on parents to advise their sons to avoid any acts of violence.
She also pleaded with politicians to put Ghana above the interest of their political parties and accept the outcome of the elections as the will of God.
The Guest Speaker, Mrs. Judith Viku (wife of Ho Dome District Minister), entreated all mothers to encourage their sons to avoid any form of engagement from politicians who may try to entice them to engage in violence.
“God is looking for a glorious woman who can keep her family safe during this period. Therefore, we must talk to our husbands and sons since they have the strength to fight.
“Don’t forget, when they cause the fight, they can escape leaving you and your children to suffer.
“This is the main reason why as a glorious woman, we stand in the gap for the nation and our families.
“If there is war, we won’t have the chance to worship God, do our businesses, or even go out. Let us be mindful of violence,” she concluded.
Mr. Oral Robert Amenyo, the Deputy Volta Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), commended the leadership of the Women’s Ministry for the programme and encouraged other churches to emulate the efforts of the church.
He seized the opportunity to thank the entire leadership of The Church of Pentecost for their support to the Commission during the outbreak of the COVID-19.
He further called on all and sundry to make sure that all the COVID-19 protocols are adhered to during the elections.
Mr. Amenyo appealed to all eligible voters to go out and vote peacefully and return home to wait for the outcome.
“I want to plead with all leaders of the various political parties to ensure that there is peace before, during, and after the election,” he stated.
Report by Solomon Ahiable.