The Anglican Women Ministry of the Diocese of Accra has participated in the annual World Day of Prayer service which was held at the Nativity Presbyterian Church, La in the Greater Accra region.
This year’ serviceon the theme “Receive Children. Receive me” formed part of a global celebration observed by Christian communities throughout the world who have a continuing relationship in prayer and service.
The Day, celebrated annually in over 170 countries on the first Friday of March, aims at bringing together women of various races, cultures and traditions in a yearly common Day of Prayer, as well as in close fellowship, understanding and action throughout the year.
Founded in 1887 by Mary Ellen James, wife of Darwin Rush James from Brooklyn, New York, World Day of Prayer calls upon communities to join in informed prayer and prayerful action, confessing individual and national sins with offerings that best fits the contrition.
Addressing the congregation, the Minister of the Nativity Presbyterian Church, La, Rev. Samuel Kwasi Somuah urged parents to attend church service with their wards and not leave them at home.
He said children exhibit characters of humbleness, trust and love for all and that was why Christ Jesus made it clear in Matthew 14 verse 19 that Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.
He also stressed the need to train the children in the ways of the Lord in order that when they grow they may not depart from it by regularly taking them to the presence God.
Rev. Somuah entreated Christian mothers to trust the Lord with all their hearts, mind and soul in order to attain all the blessings that God has planned for them through their children.