Kumasi, Aug 18, GNA – The Warrior Wives Prayer Ministry (WAWPRAM), a non-denominational group of Christian wives in Kumasi has organised a three-day camp at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi to pray for the nation.
Rev Mrs Agnes Odoi, Founder and President of the Ministry, told the Ghana News Agency that the programme which was under the theme: “The Prayer of an Uncommon Woman (1st Samuel 1:1-16)”, was aimed at re-living the situation of Hannah in Bible.
She said Hannah was an ordinary woman who did the uncommon – got missing in her situation, looked up to God, and cried to Him for a baby; and lo, she had Samuel.
Mrs Odoi said in contemporary times, WAMPRAM, a non-profit making Ministry, decided to organise the three-day intercessory camping, to cry unto the Lord for fruitful and successful marriages, peace and progress in the country.
She said in times like these, when Ghana was preparing to go to the polls, it was prudent for women to pray fervently for their husbands, especially the politicians amongst them, so that they would work for peace right from home through to the entire nation and unto the world at large.
“This is not the time to lament or panic, but like Hannah, let us forget our troubles, get out of public and have a close encounter with God, who is always faithful to answer prayers,” she urged.
Rev Kwame Kwarteng, a renowned Marriage Counselor and Associate Pastor of the Ashtown Baptist Church in Kumasi, addressed one of the teaching sessions on the topic; “Why Great men's marriages fail.”
Rev Kwarteng attributed the unhealthy situation to several factors including wrong choice of partners, different geographical location of couples, mismanagement of fame and popularity, wide gap between couples – educational, social and professional, pride and arrogance and poor custodians of love, as well as lack of time for families, which he said largely accounted for the breakdown of marriages of famous personalities.
To this end, he urged prospective couples to do critical self-examination before choosing partners for marriage and also called for prudent time management and asked couples, especially the men to spend quality time at home with their spouses and children.
“When things start getting rough, just remember your first love and make amends,” he said.
Rev Kwarteng said the marriage institution, aside of being divine, also plays a very significant and fundamental role in the socio-economic and political development as well as the survival of nations and every efforts must be made by both great and small couples, to preserve it.
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