Right Reverend Titus Awotwi Pratt, Accra Diocesan Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, has advised religious leaders to pray for people in authority to be visionary.
“Whether you voted for or against any of the leaders in authority your duty as Christians is to ensure that you pray for them to be visionary and not selfish,” he stressed.
Rt Rev Pratt, who was preaching the sermon to mark the 40 anniversary of the Grace Methodist Church at Larterbiokorshie on Sunday, said it was time for religious leaders to focus their messages on Christ and build a solid foundation on the doctrines of the founding leaders.
He said daily reading of the Bible was one of the fundamentals of spiritual growth, which Christians must pursue, adding that, it was the only way to understand the teachings of Christ and also to guard against social vices in society.
Rt Rev Pratt acknowledged that there are challenges in doing God’s work but “Christians should not loss hope in putting emphasis on the teaching ministry to make the necessary impact and bring about the needed change in society.”
“Let’s also be consistent in caring for the needy in society as we celebrate the 40th anniversary,” and urged the leaders of the Grace Society to show commitment in their work.
The Resident Minister of the Grace Methodist Church, Rev Solomon Anyetei Patterson said; “as we celebrate 40 years, it is my hope and prayer that we will pledge ourselves to the vision of rekindling the evangelistic zeal and the gift of God in us.”
Mr Theophilus Tetteh Chaie, Member of Parliament for Ablekuma Central, who was the guest of honour, urged the congregation to participate fully in the biometric registration exercise.