Pray for Ghana on Sunday, March 22, 2009
Lectionary Text and Prayer for Ghana: John 3:14-21
God, we thank you today for the reminder of how much you love the world. Thanks for sending your Son to walk among us and show us the way to sacrificially love one another. We pray today for our brothers and sisters in Ghana. We ask you to empower them in their efforts of love in your name. We pray particularly for the ministries of the Christian Council of Ghana and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Ghana:
- For the Christian Council of Ghana as they work in the area of education by providing scholarships for girls to attend school and with refugees from the surrounding countries.
- For the work of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Ghana, especially for it’s hospitals, schools, pastor training institutes, women’s work and HIV/AIDS work.
(Prayer by Bob Shebeck)
Global Ministries International Partners:
- Christian Council of Ghana: The Christian Council of Ghana, founded in 1929, is the unifying organization of Christians in the country. It represents the Methodist, Anglican, Mennonite, Presbyterian, Evangelical Presbyterian, African Methodist Episcopal Zionist, Christian Methodist, Evangelical Lutheran, F’Eden, and Baptist churches, and the Society of Friends. The Council serves as the link with the World Council of Churches and other ecumenical bodies. This Christian organization is concerned primarily with the spiritual affairs of its congregations but has occasionally acted in circumstances described by the government as political. Such was the case in 1991 when both the Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Ghana Christian Council called on the military government of the Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC) to return the country to constitutional rule. http://www.un.org/africa/osaa/ngodirectory2/dest/countries/printNGO.asp?lang=ENG&country=21&ngo=GHA30
- Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana: The Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana is an established partner of Global Ministries, having been founded in the 1840’s by the Breman Mission of Germany among the Ewe people of what was then considered German Togoland. After World War 1, Togoland was divided as a spoil of war between Britain and France. The Ewe people were politically divided between Anglophone Ghana and Francophone Togo, and the Church became divided as well. The United Church Board for World Ministries began its involvement with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana in 1946. The EP Church, Ghana is one of the oldest self-governing churches in Africa, having adopted its own constitution in 1922. It has strong roots in the Evangelical and Reformed tradition and includes approximately 600,000 members and 512 congregations. The EP Church, Ghana is very committed to its spirituality and social action ministries. Global Ministries supports the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana in programs of church expansion, education, and service. http://www.reformiert-online.net/adressen/detail.php?lg=eng&id=12200
Global Ministries Missionary:
None at the present time