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

I feel angry when I see waste

There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use. Mother Teresa

The wisest man alive

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing. Socrates

God is happiness and peace

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. C. S. Lewis

if you love until it hurts

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. Mother Teresa

The end of life

The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him. Socrates

God's love

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. Saint Augustine

Words of light

Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness. Mother Teresa

meet with a smile

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

Prayer does not change God

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

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

Miracles

Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see. C. S. Lewis

The real problem

The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not. 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

The safest road to hell

The safest road to hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts. C. S. Lewis

Scatter there Thy cheerful beams

O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams. Saint Augustine

The future

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. C. S. Lewis

Too honest to be a politician

I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live. Socrates

Have peace fully in your heart

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart. Francis of Assisi

Believe that you may understand

Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand. Saint Augustine

The cause makes the martyr

It is not the punishment but the cause that makes the martyr. Saint Augustine

The Glory of God prayer group welcomes people from all walks of life: all sexes, races, colours, tribes, ages, working classes, social status, educational backgrounds, political backgrounds, religious backgrounds (as long as they are willing to accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord) and religious status in the Church. In short, the group accepts everybody, just as our Lord Jesus Christ did.

Sex

The Glory of God prayer group is made up of both males and females, both young and old. Both males and females are eligible to participate in all the activities of the prayer group, except of women ministry, which is an all female ministry. Even then, the males are sometimes invited to support.

Age

The age distribution of the Glory of God prayer group is very broad. It ranges from toddlers to people over 70 years of age.

Children

Members of the group introduce their children to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal as soon as they are born (in fact they are born into the Catholic Charismatic Renewal). There are many of such children who have grown up to become very committed members of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and the Glory of God prayer group in particular.

Youth

Some of those children have grown up to become the youth of the Glory of God prayer group. Most of the youth, like me, joined the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, and the Glory of God prayer group in particular, as youth. This group makes up the majority of the prayer group.

Elderly

There is quite a good number of elderly men and women in the group. Some of these joined the group when they were already elderly while some joined from their youth and grew old in the group. This shows the level of devotion of some of the members of the Glory of God prayer group.

Working class

The Glory of God prayer group can boast of people of a wide range of working classes. Some people are into white-collar jobs while some are self-employed. There are traders, weavers, seamstresses, mechanics, pharmacists, teachers, nurses, doctors, students, etc.

Social status

Jesus Christ came to call all people to Himself. He even associated more with the poor, the outcasts, the neglected and the down-trodden. In fact, while such people are normally ignored and looked down upon, the Glory of God prayer group seeks to give them hope.

Jesus also said that it is easier for the camel to enter the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter heaven. This means that, in terms of salvation, the rich and the well-recognized in society also need ministering to.

At Glory of God prayer group, we strive to minister to each one according to his/her needs. Therefore, irrespective of your social status, you are warmly welcome to the Glory of God prayer group. There are the poor and the rich, those of high social status and those of low social status all in this prayer group.

Educational background

The Glory of God prayer group does not reject people with any particular educational background; we accept all. Therefore, there are Basic School children, Junior High School students, Senior High School students, university, Polytechnic, Nursing, Agric and College of Education students. There are also Certificate holders, Diploma holders, HND holders, First degree holders, Masters Degree holders and PHD holders. There are even people who have never been to school at all.

Because of this, meetings are run in both English and Dagaare (which is the local language here) so that everyone can benefit.

Political background

Because we believe in unity, and for the fact that political issues often lead to division rather than unity, we, the members of the Glory of God prayer group, do not indulge in political talks at our prayer meetings. However, we believe that each person should support a political party if he/she sees it fit. Therefore, we accept everyone irrespective of the political party they belong to or the political opinions they hold. In fact, we do not seek to know anyone’s political affiliation. We pray that God directs His people to vote for the leader He Himself chooses. People of all political status are also welcome. The president of Ghana, the Ministers, the UN Secretary General, etc are all welcome. Therefore, we have people of all political affiliations and opinions.

Religious background

We accept people of all Christian denominations, especially people who left the Catholic Church and wish to return (some people left the Catholic Church because there wasn’t something like the Catholic Charismatic Renewal). Aside that, we also welcome people from other religions, since their joining us would mean they have decided to or are thinking of accepting Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord. We are made up of Catholics born into the Church, converts from other churches, Muslim converts and Traditional converts.

Religious status in the Church

The Glory of God prayer group comprises lay Catholics, priests and Rev. Sisters.

Tribe

The Glory of God prayer group is made up of members from all the tribes in the Upper West Region: Dagaaba, Waala, Brifo, etc.

Apart from these there are also members from other parts of the country. For example, there are Ashantis, Frafra, etc. Apart from Ghanaians, there are also members from our neighbouring country Nigeria.

Conclusion

In short, the Glory of God prayer group accepts everybody, just as our Lord Jesus Christ did. Therefore, the group is made up of people from all walks of life.

 

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