COVID-19: Ghana Fasts And Prays Today To Avert Pandemic
March. 25, 2020
Ghanaians of all faiths are expected to fast and pray today (Wednesday, March 25, 2020) to the almighty God to help the country fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo declared today as a National Day of Fasting and Prayer and asked Ghanaians to seek the face of God in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Ghana has so far recorded 52 cases with two fatalities, while 1,030 people who returned into the country have also been quarantined.
As part of the measures to curb the pandemic, the government has closed all the country’s borders - land, sea and air – to human traffic for the next two weeks, with effect from midnight last Sunday.
While urging every Ghanaian to observe recommended hygienic practices and social distancing, President Akufo-Addo also announced that anyone who arrived in the country after midnight last Saturday would be mandatorily quarantined and tested for two weeks.
All religious bodies across the country will today, Wednesday, March 25, be praying for Divine intervention to halt the fast pace at which the coronavirus is spreading in the country.
“These are not ordinary times and at such times in a country whose population is predominantly Christian, we must seek the face of the one true God for healing and restoration,” President Akufo-Addo told Ghanaians at the televised Prayer meeting held at the Jubilee House, the seat of the Presidency in Accra, Thursday, March 19.
“I have called you to this prayer meeting for us to join together and pray to the Almighty God to protect our nation, heal this land and save us from this pandemic,” the President said and added, “We are also putting into practice the hope of the words in the holy scriptures in James 5:14 and 15 and I quote ‘If anyone among you sins let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil and a prayer offered in faith will raise him up.”
“I am confident that this morning’s (March 19) prayer, which will be offered in faith will help heal our nation and will help raise Ghana up and I believe profoundly that we the Ghanaian people, with our faith in the Almighty, will overcome this challenge. This too will pass,” President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo made the call in a televised speech on Saturday.
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