The Resident Minister of Pentecost International Worship Centre, New Tafo (PIWC- New Tafo), Pastor Anthony Kwesi Mensah, has urged Christians to continuously engage in the act of prayer as it remains the business of the church.
“The business of the church is not visitation; neither is it administration nor meetings, but prayer,” he stressed.
According to him, though visitation, meetings and other administrative works play vital role in the growth of the church, the success and effectiveness of these things depends on prayer.
“We cannot substitute a prayer for meeting because without prayer the church will struggle,” he said, adding, “If we don’t pray together, we cannot even agree on certain issues at meetings.”
Pastor Kwesi Mensah said this in a presentation on the topic, “Possessing the Nations Through Prayer” at the M. K. Yeboah Memorial Temple, Krofrom in Kumasi, on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in the New Tafo Zone during the New Tafo Area Officers’ Apostolisation.
Taking his key text from Luke 18:1-8, the Resident Minister underscored the importance of prayer in the “Possessing the Nations” agenda. According to him, prayer is the common way by which a believer engages God.
He further noted that prayer reveals God to the believer, saying, “It is prayer that brings the word of God to life.”
Citing the prayer life of the early church (Acts 2), Pastor Mensah explained that prayer is the life of the church and one of the four pillars the church hinges on.
He, however, bemoaned the lackadaisical attitude of contemporary Christians towards prayer and called on Christians to revive their prayer lives.
Quoting Mark 9:14-29 and Daniel 9, Pastor Anthony Kwesi Mensah pointed out that prayer curtails whatever problem and hardship one goes through in life.
He also entreated church leaders to resort to prayer when choosing people to serve in the leadership positions in the church (Numbers 9).
The 2021 Apostolisation of the New Tafo Area was held from Monday, March 1 to Friday, March 5, 2021, under the theme: “A Glorious Church Revived To Possess The Nations” (Ephesians 3:21; 5:27), at nine zonal centres in the Area.
Apostolisation is an annual programme instituted by the Church to equip and resource lay leaders in order to give them a deeper understanding of the direction of the Church for the particular year.
Report by Emmanuel Nana Nsiah.