Christians urged to avoid “praying for me” in 2022

Retired Presbyterian Catechist, Amos N Akakpo

Retired Presbyterian Church catechist for the Ramseyer, Baakokrom congregation in Koforidua, catechist Amos N Akakpo urged Christians to avoid participating in “pray for me” sections in 2022.

He explained that Christians should cultivate the act of praying alone with faith in Jesus Christ rather than depending solely on someone to pray for them.

Catechist Akakpo in an address to the faithful at the 31st night guard duty observed that most Christians were swindled in 2021 because of “pray for me”, adding; “that doesn’t have to be your story in 2022.”

Akakpo led the faithful through a 30 minute prayer section titled “Alone with Jesus”.

The devotees practiced the various postures by praying, kneeling, sitting, standing, moving back and forth and clapping while praying to God fervently.

This year, the Presbyterian Church of Ghana declared the national theme for the year 2022 as “Jesus Christ, the light of the world”.

The theme will be the wheels on which all the Presbyterian churches across the country will roll to spread the Good News of the Lord.

Rev. George Bright Gyamfi, Minister of the Presbyterian Church for the Ramseyer Congregation, BaaKokrom, said the church’s sub-theme for the year 2022 is “Our Fertility Year.”

Referring to Luke 13: 6-9, he said that all Christians were commissioned to bear fruit that would last with the gifts God gave them.

“The Lord wants us to be fruitful as shown in the Gospel of Saint Luke 13: 6-9,” he stressed.

Reverend Gyamfi explained that the fig tree in the aforementioned text represents Christians on earth and would be cut if they did not bear fruit.

“You are the fig tree that has not been fruitful and God wants to cut you off. Do you want to be cut? he asked.

Reverend Gyamfi urged the faithful to assess their actions in 2021 and correct their mistakes as well.

He said New Years Eve was the last night of a year Christians choose to spend in church to commune with one another.

“The New Year is not for Christians. It has no biblical support, but it is accepted around the world and celebrated, ”he said.

In the final minutes of 2021, worshipers were guided through a series of prayer topics.

The minister rang a bell to inform the faithful that they were ushered in the new year and they sang and jubileed to see the new year 2022.

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