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

Prayer does not change God

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

Authority of woman

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior. Socrates

A simple smile

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. Mother Teresa

Death, a blessings

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. Socrates

God's love

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

He that is evil is a slave

He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king. Saint Augustine

Perfect moderation

To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. Saint Augustine

The unexamined life

The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates

Charity and wisdom

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Francis of Assisi

Beauty is the bait

Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind. Socrates

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again. Saint Augustine

Worth of the bible

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

Feed the poor

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. Mother Teresa

Be faithful in small things

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. Mother Teresa

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

Make me an instrument of thy peace

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Francis of Assisi

Seek to love, not to be loved

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love. Francis of Assisi

Necessary to possible to impossible

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Francis of Assisi

He will not save us without our consent

He who created us without our help will not save us without our consent. Saint Augustine

We do it to God

There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible. Mother Teresa

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    Monstrance

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    Our Lady

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    Rosary of victory

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    Rosary of joy

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    Mother Teresa - woman of love

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    The cross of our salvation

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    Holy mass

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    The little rosary of devotion

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    Rosary of mercy

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    Holy Eucharist

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    Monstrance

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    The cross of our salvation

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    Mother Teresa - living saint

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    Consecration of holy communion

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    The cross of our salvation

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    Holy Eucharist

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    Monstrance

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    Immaculate heart of Mary

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    Rosary of submission

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    Rosary of Love

This website is designed for the Glory of God Prayer Group and is used to share their personal, individual and collective experiences in our relationship with our God, the God of the Christians. Therefore you may not achieve any success, and it may even be detrimental to you if you try to imitate these experiences unless you wholeheartedly accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and saviour. One or two examples will suffice to drive home this point.


When the church started and the disciples were bringing their property together and sharing, a gentleman called Ananias,  and his wife decided to withhold some of the proceeds from the sale of their property and lie about it. Both of them were buried that day - Acts 5:1-11. They died because they were insincere. They pretended to serve God with all their hearts but did not and God decided to use them as scapegoats. You will not necessarily, but could find yourself in that position, if you have not whole-heartedly accepted Jesus and whole-heartedly work for him. An example would be if you are purposefully using the name of Jesus to make money.

The sons of Sceva who did not understand who Jesus was and did not understand the purpose of Jesus' name, and only seeing the name of Jesus as a name that could be used to work wonders and make a name for themselves had a day of their lives - Acts 19:11-20. “They said to the evil spirits, 'I command you in the name of Jesus whom Paul preaches.”’- vs 14. “But the evil spirit said to them, ‘I know Jesus, and I know about Paul; but you-who are you?”’ – vs 15. “The man who had the evil spirit in him attacked them with such violence that he overpowered them all. They ran away from his house, wounded and with their clothes torn off.” – vs 16. Don’t forget there were seven men!


Besides, some of the promises that are made in the talks and articles, and the testimonies that are given are individual experiences that may not apply to everyone. Whether you have some of those experiences or not depend on three things: (1) the faith and anointing of the minister; (2) the faith of the one receiving the ministration and (3) the will of God.

(1)    The faith and anointing of the minister.
When his disciples could not cast out a demon and asked him why, Jesus answered, “It was because you haven’t enough faith.” – Matthew 17:20.

(2)    The faith of the one receiving the ministration
In the Mark parallel of the healing of boy with the demon, Mark 9:14-29, the father concluded his request by saying, “Have pity on us and help us, if you possibly can!” Jesus replied, "if you yourself can! Everything is possible for the person who has faith.” vs 22-23. In Acts 14:8-18, where Paul healed the man who had been crippled from birth, we are told that, “Paul saw that he believed and could be healed.” That is how come Paul was able to heal him.

(3)    The will of God.
In 2 Corinthians 12:7-9, Paul tells of his experience where an angel of Satan was sent to torment him. He prayed to the Lord three times to take it away, but the reply of the Lord was, “My grace is sufficient for you.”

We also read from the book of Job how Satan was permitted to torment Job as a test of Job’s loyalty to God.


Some of these examples quoted above may make it look like there is uncertainty when dealing with God. However, we are certain of one thing: that whoever loves God and is faithful to him will not be disappointed. Even when God permits suffering in our (faithful Christians’) lives and we can still trust him and depend on him, even in that situation, he eventually makes us understand that even the pain we went through was for our good.

Lesson from the story of Joseph.

The brothers of joseph thought they were pushing him away from his dream of being who God said he would be. Little did they know that they were rather pushing him into it.   Read more>>>

The Father

I begin my day not knowing what went into the night as I slept.I wake up every morning to see the clear beautiful bright sky.I hear the birds of the air sing and fly stylishly across the sky.I see trees wave their leaves in the air.I see animals of all kind around the land.I see people like me doing one thing or the other.I wonder and ponder over it … The FATHER’S love.   Oh yes!  The FATHER’S love:So great, so steep,So... Read more>>>

The different world of blurred future of…

The world is more than rotten The world has changed completely into what I can’t describe. Will I say rotten? Oh no, it will be an understatement. Some youth say, “We are in the 21st century.” Some also say, “We are the future leaders.” Other youth say, “We are civilised.” Still, others say, “Computer children.” Indeed this twenty-first century has changed. Things are now upside down, which has made the road to righteousness very rough for the youth and difficult to... Read more>>>

Is the Bible the Final Authority?

This article has been inspired by the conflict that exists within Christianity mainly due to the interpretation of the bible (the genuine cases). First of all it is important for us to understand the place of the bible in Christianity before we can properly apply it to Christian spirituality. This article seeks to use the dealings of God with his people Israel, the dealings of Jesus and the apostles with the early Christians, the bible itself and common sense to... Read more>>>

The rotten generation

 Aaah! Oooh!I can smell the smokeThe smoke of the burning generationGeneration of darkness and crimeDark, deep, deeper than the bottomless pit   This rotten generationMakes my heart bleedI am filled with sorrow about how morality Is being thrown away Like a piece of cloth wrapped around the waist Aah! What a generation of it-doesn’t-matter   This rotten generationPursues the youth with its rotten fingersCapture them, harden their hearts like stonesThe youth no more see the light Jesus Christ has become deviant crime Drugs and... Read more>>>

What does God say about your problems?

A personal reflection on 23rd July 2011{bib=2 Kings 19:1-37} (start at {bib=2 Kings 18:13}) OR {bib=Isaiah 36, 37} {bib=2 Kings 19:3} – When you are in grief, do you pick a boyfriend/girlfriend for help; do you consult another god, do you start looking for a way to extort other people, do you throw your hands up in despair?               – When you are in shame do you show your enemies? {bib=2 Kings 19:6} – What are you going through now? Sickness, joblessness, underpayment, frustration... Read more>>>

The Lord's prayer

Our Father, who is in heaven, holy is your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen. OR Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give... Read more>>>

Pursue Your Strengths

God has equipped each one of us with specific gifts and talents. It’s up to each of us to identify those gifts and be disciplined enough to develop them. You have to learn to stay in your strength zone. What are you naturally good at? What do you enjoy doing? Take the time to identify your strengths and weaknesses, and as the Scripture says, give yourself to your gifts. In other words, don’t spend all your time trying to improve... Read more>>>

Pack your things and give them to me to …

Drama this Morning:  My wife and I were having a serious quarrel when I said to her, "Pack your things and ...." At that moment her phone rang, so I had to stop for her to receive the call. It was her dad. The phone was on speaker so I could hear what he was saying. After the usual pleasantries between father and daughter, he said: "my daughter, I have transferred $1,000,000 into your account, give your husband $500,000 out... Read more>>>

Advice to young girls

The moment you agree to date a married man,you agree to be a second class woman andevery second class person is classified as a person of lower value.Now look at it this way.If he is with you and his wife calls,he lies that he is still in the office or on an official assignment.You dare not interrupt his conversation or quiry him, but you can't call him when he is at home....... My sister you be toy? He sneaks you from... Read more>>>

Should transgender people be baptized or…

Report of the Catholic Church's position on baptism of transgender people Recently, there has been a report claiming that the Catholic Church has decided to permit transgender people to be baptized and become godparents. I first read the report on graphic online website, titled "Trans people can be baptised in Catholic church and be godparents, says Vatican," through a link posted on WhatsApp. Though I have not read the original document supposedly released by the Vatican, an online search at the time... Read more>>>

Guarding friendship

Teaching for Sunday 21st June, 2009Teacher: Felix Dordaa Mahama Text: {bib=Sirach 22:19-27} Friendship = companionship History of friendship Friendship has existed since the beginning of creation: When God created man, he saw that it was not good for man to be alone, so he created woman – {bib=Genesis 2:8-23}. God used to come down and interact with Adam and Eve in the Garden. Destruction of friendship But man broke this friendship through disobedience by eating the forbidden fruit. We also frequently break our friendship with people... Read more>>>

In praise of the Lord

Who is it that visits the hot sun without getting burnt?Who else but the Lord of power Who is it that visits the cold moon without being frozen?Who else but the Lord of might Who is it that confines the seas with His hands?Who else but the Lord, the creator of the heavens and the earth Who is it that tames lions?Who else but the Lord Who is it that the winds obey?Who else but the Lord Who is it that waves obey?Who else but... Read more>>>

The unconditional love of Jesus Christ w…

{bib=Matthew 13:44-46} Have you ever fallen in love? Do you remember when the phone rang and he or she was on the other end? Your heart fluttered with excitement. You couldn’t wait to see your loved one again. However, the romantic attraction you’ve ever had is nothing compared to the way Jesus loves you. You’re always on his mind. To him, you are the “pearl of great price” ({bib=Matthew 13:46}). He gave up everything for your salvation. If only this would... Read more>>>

It's a hoax: NASA finds message fro…

This message has been circulating on the internet and elsewhere about the discovery of a message from God by NASA. This is part of the story: The original message "NASA announced today that its Curiosity Rover has found an unambiguous message from God written on tablets in a Martian cave. According to an official press release two giant stone slabs the size of small elephants were located deep inside a cavern abutting Aeolis Mons, a large mountain. Upon one tablet is a copy of the Ten... Read more>>>

Do miracles still happen in the Catholic…

The answer to the question of whether miracles still happen in the Catholic Church has always raised follow-up questions in my mind. Yes, I know that miracles still happen in the Catholic Church, but if so why are so many Catholics still into idolatry, consulting gods and mallams everywhere at the sight of any small problem? Why do many Catholics not hear about these miracles? How important are miracles in the Catholic Church and in our relationship with God? I believe that... Read more>>>

Prevailing prayers

Greetings My dear brothers and sisters, I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our faith and the sustainer of all living beings. Today I want us to look at the subject of prayer and its place in the life of a believer. What is prayer? Prayer is a communication, and the kind that takes place between God and the believer. In fact prayer is the meeting point between divinity and... Read more>>>

In your presence: prayer

Lord Jesus I need your presence in my life. Your presence is so sweet because you are a sweet Lord. When I rose from bed this morning, I felt so lonely, I felt so fearful because of all the difficulties I faced yesterday. I felt so uncertain about what was going to happen today. Review of previous day's events Early in the morning Ok, Lord, let’s review some of the things that happened yesterday. When I woke up in the morning, my children... Read more>>>

You need to pray

DEAR BELOVED IN CHRIST, GET A LITTLE TIME AND READ AND GOD WILL BLESS YOU, AMEN. BEWARE of the times. You need to:??Pray for forgiveness??Pray for strength??Pray for knowledge ??Pray for wisdom??Pray for insight??Pray for understanding??Pray for strong faith??Pray for grace??Pray for peace??Pray for mercy??Pray for protection??Pray for Holy Ghost direction??Pray for power??Pray for spiritual guidanceso to withstand in all times.Whosoever seeks these but not wealth is founded on a rock.   Read more>>>

Hail Mary ...

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. OR Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of... Read more>>>