The Crusades Coordinator of the Evangelism Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, Pastor Frank Awuah Fordjour, has advised Christians to pray since God, through prayers, can change their situations.
“As Christians, prayer should be our daily life. Make it a habit, and it will not be difficult for you to pray when the need arises. In times of joy or even in times of pain, always pray. Amazing things happen when we pray,” he said.
He made this assertion at the Mckeown Temple in Asankrangwa during the recently held “Asankrangrwa For Christ.”
Speaking on the topic, “Change Situations Through Prayer,” based on Psalm 65:2 and 1 Chronicles 4:9-10, Pastor Fordjour explained that God is always ready to hear and answer the prayers of believers.
He said Christianity is not an event but a process involving troubles and weaknesses. However, he said, “God has given us a way out through His son Jesus Christ, who is the mediator between us and God.”
He defined prayer as a spiritual communication with God or an object of worship in supplication, thanksgiving, adoration or confession. He said that prayer is not only for emergencies, but it should be a way of life.
Pastor Fordjour quoted Max Lucado, who said, “Our prayer may be awkward, but since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not the one who says it, our prayer makes a difference.”
He urged believers to pray for God’s blessings in their lives, just as Jabez did in 1 Chronicles 4:10. He explained that Jabez’s name meant “pain,” but he did not let that name define him; he prayed to God, and God changed his situation around.
Pastor Fordjour noted that names have spiritual implications and pathways and reflect one’s lifestyle.
He cited examples of names in the Bible with spiritual meanings, such as Daniel, Abraham, Sarah and Paul. He said that when God blesses his children, everything that flows through them will also be blessed.
He referred to Genesis 12:2-3, where God promised Abraham to make him a great nation and a blessing to all families of the earth.
He said God’s blessing brings helpers because God uses people to bless believers.
Pastor Fordjour said that the blessing of God is in sequence, and it increases as believers grow in faith and obedience. He quoted Psalm 71:21, which says, “You will increase my honour and comfort me once more.”
He encouraged Christians to rely on Jesus Christ, who has the power and ability to carry them through life.
“Sometimes we feel left behind or abandoned by our friends and family, but Jesus will never leave or forsake us. We should not give up or be discouraged, but we should always pray and trust in God,” he advised.
He concluded by leading the congregation in a prayer of faith and declaration of God’s blessings over their lives.
The service was attended by Apostle Dr Amos Jimmy Markin (Director, Evangelism Ministry), Apostle Daniel Dekpor (Asankrangwa Area Head), Apostle Francis Yaw Adu (Nsawam Area Head), Pastor Adjei Nimako Darkwah (Secretary, Evangelism Ministry), Pastor Charles K. Fosu (Asankrangrwa Area Secretary), Pastor Daniel Agabus Padi Tetteh (Wasa Mampong District), Pastor Prince Djumor (Winneba Area), Pastor Emmanuel Antwi (rtd) and Deaconess Eunice Obeng.