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

Saint of the Day

A simple smile

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

God judged it better

God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist. Saint Augustine

The wisest man alive

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing. Socrates

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

Pride of wealth

If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it. Socrates

Authority of woman

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

God's love

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

Progress

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. C. S. Lewis

The shelter of compassion and pity

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. Francis of Assisi

Too honest to be a politician

I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live. Socrates

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

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

There is God

I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is. Albert Camus

Lay first the foundation of humility

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. 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

The end of life

The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him. Socrates

meet with a smile

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. Mother Teresa

Man cannot diminish God's glory

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell. C. S. Lewis

The souls of the righteous are immortal …

All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine. Socrates

Men should wonder at themselves

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering. Saint Augustine

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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