As millions of believers on 31st December night found their way to their respective churches to give thanks to God for the outgoing year and commit the incoming year into the hands of the Lord for victory, Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia also joined members of the Fountain Gate Chapel, Desert Pastures in Bolgatanga in worship.
At the meeting, the Vice President, who was given an opportunity to address the congregation, urged them not to underestimate the power of prayer.
In his view, prayer permits God to take the leadership role in every situation and guarantees God’s people victory.
Quoting from the Book of Psalms, Dr. Bawumia stressed that until the Lord is given the front role, attempts by men to succeed will be in vain.
“I know that in everything that we do, God has to be in the front. Because as the Book of Psalms says, “unless the Lord builds a house, they will labour in vain those that build it. So whatever we do in life, God has to be in front and therefore open the way for us. We are just tools that God will use to accomplish what he wants us to accomplish and so we should never underestimate the power of prayer
The Vice President also noted that it was important for him to join the church in worship as we enter into a new year since the nation needs divine intervention in its affairs.
“We are moving into a new year [and] we have to thank God for what he has done for us and we have to pray to God to give us more blessings in 2019 and so we are here not taking anything for granted.”
“Our battle cry was “the battle is the Lord’s” and it is still the Lord’s. It doesn’t become the battle for the Lord just for the election. It is the battle of the Lord everyday of our lives..and so we are here to give glory to the Lord for what He has done for us in this last year and to pray to the Lord to open the doors for this country – he stated.
Dr. Bawumia also reminded the congregation about the Lord’s 10 commandments and urged them to live peacefully with each other.
“…we are a blessed country. We are of different people and we are of different tribes but God has put us together here for a purpose. Let’s sow peace, love and unity among ourselves. After all, the ten commandments tells us “love thy neighbour as thyself”… there are so many people in this country who are disadvantaged, deprived, disabled or poor. These are the people we need to love the most. After all, that is what Jesus would have done.” he noted.
He further prayed for a prosperous new year and for the country to continue in peace and unity.
“May God open 2019 for prosperity to all of Ghana for peace, unity and prosperity. – he prayed
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor/universnewsroom.com