A former General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Reverend Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, has expressed optimism that the National day of fasting and prayer will be able to wash away, what he describes as too much wickedness and evil in the country.
Ghanaians across the country are enjoined to fast and pray today to seek the protection of God from the deadly effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as announced by President Akufo-Addo on Saturday, March 21, 2020.
Both Christians and Muslims are expected to observe this fast.
Speaking on Okay FM on Wednesday, Dr Opuni-Frimpong urged all Ghanaians to remember their mortality and care for each other as we raise prayers to God.
“We are lucky the situation is not dire in Ghana, but we should learn from what is happening around the world. We should also humble ourselves, there’s too much wickedness and evil in this country, as we are praying I hope people would repent and change and realize that we are all humans and we need each other especially in times like this,” he said.
While applauding the government for the initiative, he also reiterated his earlier position for the issue not to be overly-spiritualized, though he will not rule out the possibility of this being a lesson from God.
“Maybe, God is telling the whole world to humble ourselves because if a small virus such as this can make people look so pitiful and overwhelm some nations like Italy and Spain, we can’t overlook that.”
“God is saying something and I think we need to be quiet and listen, even though I still agree we shouldn’t over-spiritualize this. God is telling us to change our lives. If this virus can belittle powerful nations like this, then we have to be careful,” he added.