The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost and President-elect of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Apostle Eric Nyamekye, was among the eminent clergy who took part in the 2nd Breakfast Prayer Meeting of the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Honourable Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin.
The event was held at the Speaker’s Lounge at Parliament House on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Apostle General Sam Korankye Ankrah, General Overseer of RoyalHouse Chapel; Archbishop Charles Agyinasare of Perez Chapel International; Rev. Dr. Lawrence Tetteh (an International Evangelist), and representatives of the clergy from other denominations were among dignitaries who graced the occasion.
Accompanying the Chairman to the meeting were Apostle Samuel Osei Asante (Area Head for Kaneshie and Executive Council member of the Church) and Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh (Director of Pentecost Men’s Ministry and Executive Council member of the Church).
In his remark, the Speaker of Parliament called on the people of Ghana to remain united in building the nation.
According to him, the resources that the nation is endowed with make it very special that resonate with the global stage.
Appreciating the presence of the eminent clergy, the Speaker noted that politicians alone cannot build this nation, so all persons should get on board, particularly the spiritual leaders of the land. Rt.
Honourable Bagbin acknowledged the fact that political leadership is an arduous task, therefore, there is the need to always bear them up in prayers and support them to succeed.
“We need both political leaders and spiritual leaders because the word of God is more powerful than anything,” he said. He added: “I believe that if only Ghanaians will change their ways, the sky will not be the limit. And if only parliamentarians will change their ways, we won’t approve laws that will indebt us.”
The Speaker called on parliamentarians to eliminate fear and be forthright with the truth and take bold decisions that will help the populace rather than a few individuals.
He was so happy to hear that Pope Francis has decreed that no Reverend Father of the Roman Catholic Church should bless LGBTQI marriages.
He seized the opportunity to charge the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to expedite action on the working of the bill and submit it to him to be laid on the floor of Parliament.
“Please, Committee members that are working on the bill, I need the report. Let the report flow, so that we can pass the law,” he declared, adding, “We may not do it the Uganda way, but will pass the law within the framework of the constitution of Ghana.
Speaker Bagbin further stressed: “What are we afraid of, if God is with us who can be against? The issue of dictating to us should not be tolerated, that someone else should come and tell us what we should do. We have enough, so if we all decide that we are going to avoid waste, we can take care of ourselves.”
He added that the voice of the people is the voice of God and as long as democracy is governance of the people, Parliament will fulfil the mandate entrusted to them by the people.
Praying for the Executive arm of the government, Apostle Eric Nyamekye quoted a scriptural passage from 1 Kings 3:6-15 where Solomon asked for wisdom from God.
He said that God is pleased with the good governance of His people so when Solomon asked for wisdom God readily gave him and blessed him with wealth. Some of the clergy present took turns to pray for peace, security, divine wisdom, and prosperity for the various sectors of the nation.