PRESIDENT John Dramani Mahama has urged Ghanaians to unite and protect the nation through intercessory prayers.
He said, “God expects Ghanaians to pray without ceasing, and stand in for the country as true watchmen would do”.
The President made the call in a speech read on his behalf by the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare at the opening ceremony of a conference of Aglow International, on the theme, ‘Watchmen on the wall’.
President Mahama said that just as Nehemiah heard of the broken walls of Jerusalem while in exile and was moved to return and rebuild the walls, Ghanaians must be concerned about the welfare of the country, both physically and spiritually.
He said, Aglow International Ghana, has been interceding for the country for the past 20 years, and asked the group not to relent in its prayers.
The President, Aglow International Ghana, Dr. (Mrs.) Dorothy Danso, said the group had been given a divine mandate to develop a pool of men and women to learn, pray and speak with understanding, on issues in the Middle East.
According to Dr. Danso, this would enable Christians to intercede on behalf of Israel so that there would be informed advocates for Israel.
These people were chosen to ensure that the walls of the country were protected and established as mentioned in Ezekiel 33, in the Bible.
“This task has been set aside making the blessings of God not being experienced in the nations,” she said.
Dr. Danso said there was supernatural blessings for nations, which availed themselves for the task while urging such nations to set aside five minutes to pray for Israel.
Israel’s Education Director for Aglow International, Sandra Lee Wezowicz, thanked Ghana for recognising the challenge of Israel and interceding for the nation.
According to Madam Wezowicz, this act had positioned Ghana to receive blessings, divine guidance and provision as promised to Abraham in Genesis 12:3.
She said Israel needed an informed body of Christ that would intercede in the spirit and understanding, adding that it was encouraging to know that Ghana has the courage to stand with the people of Israel until the righteousness of the latter shines again.
The programme commemorated the 50th anniversary of Aglow International and Israel as a nation.
By Jemima Esinam Kuatsinu