The Church of Pentecost (COP) has declared a three-day fasting and prayer session for all members starting on November 10, 2022.
The Church’s Executive Council arrived at the decision in the wake of economic hardship being experienced in the country.
“It is apparent that the country for some time now has been going through some economic challenges which threaten the peace and security of the nation.
“The church in times like this has a divine responsibility to intercede for the nation,” he said.
Addressing the congregation on Sunday, the Chairman of COP, Apostle Eric Nyamekye told the members to adhere to the directive.
Acknowledging that the announcement came on short notice, he urged the gathering to do so to invite the divine direction into Ghana’s leadership to place the economy on a better footing.
He highlighted a biblical reference to buttress his point. ‘So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and He answered our prayer’ (Ezra 8:23).
On the back of this, he indicated that “we should also pray for wisdom for our leaders to find immediate solutions to these challenges.”
The fasting and prayers are expected to take place from November 10th to 13th.
This is not the first time the Church of Pentecost has sought to contribute to public policy in some form.
In October last year, the Church of Pentecost sent its strongest caution yet to government regarding the legislation against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer and their related activities (LGBTQ+).
National Chairman, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, threatened that his outfit will vote out any political party that stands against the passage of the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill.
“We’re going to cause people to come onto the street, and we’re going to warn any government that if you vote against this bill, we will vote you out, that is it. There’s no room for neutrality,” he told journalists.
But this time, the church has taken the spiritual route.
Speaking at the Pentecost International Worship Center, Apostle Nyamekye urged the members to “keep trusting God with the belief that he will respond to ur prayers and bring relief.”