The Coordinator for the School of Theological Education by Extension (STEE) at the Pentecost University College (PUC), Apostle Christian Tsekpoe, has underscored the need for believers to take prayer seriously since it is a key to unlocking the mysteries of God.
Apostle Christian Tsekpoe said this during the 2018 edition of “The Pool” at Achimota Central auditorium on Tuesday, May 8.
He stated: “Prayer is a very serious business, though it comes with no cost it’s powerful.”
“The Pool” is an annual prayer programme organised by the Achimota District Central English Assembly of The Church of Pentecost for the members to prevail and travail in prayer. This year’s event is on the theme, “Lift Up Your Prayer Mantle.”
Speaking at the opening session of the programme, Apostle Tsekpoe said “prayer is a seed that needs to be watered by more prayers to get the best harvest.”
He used the story told by Jesus Christ about the widow who was pestering the wicked judge for justice in Luke 18:1-8 to illustrate how God hears and answers prayers of the saints.
According to him, despite the consistent rejections suffered in the hands of the judge, the woman’s persistent pestering paid off at the end. He therefore encouraged believers to keep on praying and surely God will answer them.
Apostle Tsekpoe said unlike the uncaring judge, believers have a God that is good, willing and caring to give them their hearts desires.
“If we know God is so caring why don’t we come before Him with our requests? He quizzed. He added, “God is always willing to hear us pray and answering them as well.”
Referring to Daniel 6:10, he urged believers to emulate the attitude of Daniel to prayer. He said Daniel prayed till prayer became an unbreakable habit in his life.
He concluded by encouraging believers to keep trusting God and His faithfulness in answering prayers.
Present at the gathering were the District Minister, Pastor Jones Awuah Afrifa, the Deputy Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Deaconess Elizabeth Sackey, among others.
Report by Amonoo Blessed