COVID-19: Ghana fasts and prays today


Ghanaians are today, Wednesday, 25 March 2020, fasting and praying as part of efforts to fight off the coronavirus outbreak.

This day for national prayer and fasting was declared by President Nana Akufo-Addo.

So far, Ghana has recorded 53 cases of COVID-19 with two deaths.

“I urge all of us, also, to seek the face of the Almighty. So, on Wednesday, 25th March 2020, I appeal to all Ghanaians, Christians and Muslims, to observe a national day of fasting and prayer”, the President said in his address to the nation last Saturday, adding: “Let us pray to God to protect our nation and save us from this pandemic”.

The Minister in Charge of the Amazing Grace congregation of the Presbyterian church at Abesim-Sunyani, Rev Bright Ofosu Asiedu, Rev Jonathan Amankwaah Oppong, the Second Minister of the Wesley Methodist cathedral led the prayer session on Dinpa Anopa bosuo show hosted by Akua Nyarko Abronoma.

The President, last Thursday, led some church leaders to pray for God to heal the land while the Vice-President led Muslim leaders last Friday in similar prayers.

On their part, Pastor Philip Damoah of the Well of Salvation Ministries and Prophet Dr. David Kyeremeh of the Revelation Church International prayed for wisdom for medics and scientists to help develop vaccine for the deadly and also heal all those infected with the virus.

The Deputy Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regional Chief Imam, Alhaji Baaba Seidu led the Muslim community to pray for God’s intervention to stop the pandemic.

Ghana/ Nyarko Abronoma

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