Glory of God Prayer Group, St. Cecilia Parish, Wa Diocese, Ghana - Let Your Light Shine

Faith

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. Saint Augustine

Perfect moderation

To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. Saint Augustine

meet with a smile

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. Mother Teresa

Belief in Christianity

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C. S. Lewis

we belong to each other

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. Mother Teresa

Preach the Gospel at all times

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words. Francis of Assisi

Courage

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. C. S. Lewis

Prayer does not change God

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. Soren Kierkegaard

Feed the poor

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. Mother Teresa

Our heart is not quiet until it rests in…

Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is not quiet until it rests in Thee. Saint Augustine

How to find God

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls. Mother Teresa

Touch the dying

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work. Mother Teresa

The beginning of good works

The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works. Saint Augustine

I gave in

I gave in, and admitted that God was God. C. S. Lewis

Come unto me all ye that labor

I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden. Saint Augustine

Death, a blessings

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. Socrates

Lay first the foundation of humility

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. Saint Augustine

I willingly cure him for the love of God

I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God. Mother Teresa

Destroyer of peace

The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between. Mother Teresa

The souls of the righteous are immortal …

All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine. Socrates

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    Rosary of victory

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    Monstrance

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    The cross of our salvation

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    Blessed Virgin Mary

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    Mother Teresa - woman of love

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    Mother Teresa - living saint

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    The cross of our salvation

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    Mother Teresa - woman of virtue

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    Immaculate heart of Mary

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    Mary, mother of God

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    Holy mass

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    Monstrance

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    Monstrance

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    The cross of our salvation

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    The cross of our salvation

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    Pope Benedict XVI and eucharist

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    The cross of our salvation

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    Rosary of joy

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    Mother Teresa - woman of devotion

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    Consecration of holy communion

This website is designed for the Glory of God Prayer Group and is used to share their personal, individual and collective experiences in our relationship with our God, the God of the Christians. Therefore you may not achieve any success, and it may even be detrimental to you if you try to imitate these experiences unless you wholeheartedly accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and saviour. One or two examples will suffice to drive home this point.


When the church started and the disciples were bringing their property together and sharing, a gentleman called Ananias,  and his wife decided to withhold some of the proceeds from the sale of their property and lie about it. Both of them were buried that day - Acts 5:1-11. They died because they were insincere. They pretended to serve God with all their hearts but did not and God decided to use them as scapegoats. You will not necessarily, but could find yourself in that position, if you have not whole-heartedly accepted Jesus and whole-heartedly work for him. An example would be if you are purposefully using the name of Jesus to make money.

The sons of Sceva who did not understand who Jesus was and did not understand the purpose of Jesus' name, and only seeing the name of Jesus as a name that could be used to work wonders and make a name for themselves had a day of their lives - Acts 19:11-20. “They said to the evil spirits, 'I command you in the name of Jesus whom Paul preaches.”’- vs 14. “But the evil spirit said to them, ‘I know Jesus, and I know about Paul; but you-who are you?”’ – vs 15. “The man who had the evil spirit in him attacked them with such violence that he overpowered them all. They ran away from his house, wounded and with their clothes torn off.” – vs 16. Don’t forget there were seven men!


Besides, some of the promises that are made in the talks and articles, and the testimonies that are given are individual experiences that may not apply to everyone. Whether you have some of those experiences or not depend on three things: (1) the faith and anointing of the minister; (2) the faith of the one receiving the ministration and (3) the will of God.

(1)    The faith and anointing of the minister.
When his disciples could not cast out a demon and asked him why, Jesus answered, “It was because you haven’t enough faith.” – Matthew 17:20.

(2)    The faith of the one receiving the ministration
In the Mark parallel of the healing of boy with the demon, Mark 9:14-29, the father concluded his request by saying, “Have pity on us and help us, if you possibly can!” Jesus replied, "if you yourself can! Everything is possible for the person who has faith.” vs 22-23. In Acts 14:8-18, where Paul healed the man who had been crippled from birth, we are told that, “Paul saw that he believed and could be healed.” That is how come Paul was able to heal him.

(3)    The will of God.
In 2 Corinthians 12:7-9, Paul tells of his experience where an angel of Satan was sent to torment him. He prayed to the Lord three times to take it away, but the reply of the Lord was, “My grace is sufficient for you.”

We also read from the book of Job how Satan was permitted to torment Job as a test of Job’s loyalty to God.


Some of these examples quoted above may make it look like there is uncertainty when dealing with God. However, we are certain of one thing: that whoever loves God and is faithful to him will not be disappointed. Even when God permits suffering in our (faithful Christians’) lives and we can still trust him and depend on him, even in that situation, he eventually makes us understand that even the pain we went through was for our good.

Pack your things and give them to me to …

Drama this Morning:  My wife and I were having a serious quarrel when I said to her, "Pack your things and ...." At that moment her phone rang, so I had to stop for her to receive the call. It was her dad. The phone was on speaker so I could hear what he was saying. After the usual pleasantries between father and daughter, he said: "my daughter, I have transferred $1,000,000 into your account, give your husband $500,000 out... Read more>>>

Wrong moral living or wrong moral teachi…

Difference between wrong moral living and wrong moral teachings Some people confuse the two concepts of wrong moral living and wrong moral teaching. If we study scripture carefully, we will realize that right from the beginning God has condemned both wrong moral living and wrong moral teaching. However, we also realized that even so, there has been no period in history when the world has been completely rid of evil or wrong moral living. Abraham, for instance, could not wait patiently for... Read more>>>

Marriage is like FUFU preparation!

In fufu making, we basically use two crops- CASSAVA AND PLANTAIN!In marriage making, it involves two people- MAN AND WOMAN! Two different people are being put together to live as one.The cassava comes from the GROUND; the plantain comes from ABOVE! Two different people with different backgrounds are to live together as one.The cassava is always dirty but the plantain always enjoys the washing by rain water and the direct brightness of the sun.Don't expect your spouse to be like you! Your... Read more>>>

I have decided

There is nothing we go through that God does not know. He sees, He feels, He hears and He knows. God knows all the challenges, difficulties and problems His children go through. He is not unconcerned. He is not indecisive about your situation. In fact, God has made a decision to deliver you and He will do it! When the people of Israel were in captivity, it looked as if the Lord had abandoned them. They were in need of deliverance... Read more>>>

Understanding the book of Acts

Analysis of video condemning water baptism for gentiles(Understanding Acts)   It is very helpful to watch the complete video before reading my comments, so that you can have the full picture. Someone referred me to this video when we were discussing about baptism. The video claims that water baptism is not required by gentiles for salvation. I have analyzed the video and given my thoughts on it. I would have loved to post my comments directly on youtube, but comments have been disabled... Read more>>>

In your presence: prayer

Lord Jesus I need your presence in my life. Your presence is so sweet because you are a sweet Lord. When I rose from bed this morning, I felt so lonely, I felt so fearful because of all the difficulties I faced yesterday. I felt so uncertain about what was going to happen today. Review of previous day's events Early in the morning Ok, Lord, let’s review some of the things that happened yesterday. When I woke up in the morning, my children... Read more>>>

The different world of blurred future of…

The world is more than rotten The world has changed completely into what I can’t describe. Will I say rotten? Oh no, it will be an understatement. Some youth say, “We are in the 21st century.” Some also say, “We are the future leaders.” Other youth say, “We are civilised.” Still, others say, “Computer children.” Indeed this twenty-first century has changed. Things are now upside down, which has made the road to righteousness very rough for the youth and difficult to... Read more>>>

Lesson from the story of Joseph.

The brothers of joseph thought they were pushing him away from his dream of being who God said he would be. Little did they know that they were rather pushing him into it.   Read more>>>

When God decides: authority of God

Exhortation during three days fasting and prayers: 28th–30th January, 2009Teacher: Felix Dordaa Mahama Text: {bib=Matthew 20:1-16} When God decides, no one can stand in His way. The message in the above title is what today’s text has presented to us. Jesus has likened the kingdom of heaven (i.e., the operation of God) to the farmer who has hired workers to work in his vineyard. The vineyard owner chose to pay the latecomers as much as he had paid the early comers, and this... Read more>>>

Popular prayers

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Do not be terrified

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My prayer for you

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My soul belongs to Yahweh

Oh, satan, I pity you. I've just been reminded that my soul belongs to Yahweh, so u can't touch it. You are indeed a great loser.   Read more>>>

Make your every matter the Lord's

Shall the Lord be defeated in any matter? An Absolute No. But the problem is, is your matter the Lord's matter? If yes, be rest assured that it's settled. For whoever picks a bone with you, picks a bone with the Lord; whoever/whatever is fighting you is seen to be fighting the Lord. Learn to make your every matter the Lord's matter and you have no matter. Take it to the Lord in prayer.   Read more>>>

The Apostles' creed

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In praise of the Lord

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Respect dignities

When we despise dominion and speak evil of dignities we break the divine pattern and bring a tide of curse upon ourselves and those under our care. As those under our authority behold how we treat those in authority over us, they will become fuelled by the same spirit and start to treat us in a similar manner. Once this spirit enters into a community, that community will burst apart at some point fracturing along personality lines. This is the... Read more>>>

The art of quiet time: prayer

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Advice to young girls

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There is hope

There is hope for a tree that has been cut down; it can come back to life and sprout. Even though its roots grow old, and its stump dies in the ground, with water it will sprout like a young plant. ({bib=Job14:7-9}). Take heart, the Lord of Hosts is still able, the mighty God of wonders is still at work, the rock of ages is gracious and Jehovah Jire is still providing our needs according to his riches in glory in... Read more>>>