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

Saint of the Day

Judging disputes

If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend. Saint Augustine

As we are, such are the times

If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times. Saint Augustine

In season at all times

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. Mother Teresa

Will

Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider. Saint Augustine

Beginning of peace

Peace begins with a smile. Mother Teresa

Believe that you may understand

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

False words

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. Socrates

It is in giving that we receive

For it is in giving that we receive. Francis of Assisi

Man is a great depth

Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart. Saint Augustine

Selective faith

If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself. Saint Augustine

The gift of overcoming self

Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self. Francis of Assisi

Worth of the bible

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. Theodore Roosevelt

unwanted, unloved

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat. Mother Teresa

Truth

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair. C. S. Lewis

The richest

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. Socrates

Even the rich are hungry for love

Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own. Mother Teresa

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

The hunger for love

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. 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

We must be hatched

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. C. S. Lewis

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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