COVID-19 fight: Clergymen declare 3-day fasting and prayers against pandemic

COVID-19 fight: Clergymen declare 3-day fasting and prayers against pandemic

- Church leaders across the country have declared a 3-day national prayer and fasting programme

- The programme starts from Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26, 2020

- Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana said the church will do all it can to support the government to win the fight against the pandemic

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In a bid to seek the face of God in the fight against the deadly coronavirus, church leaders across the country have declared a 3-day national prayer and fasting programme.

In a Twitter post sited by YEN.com.gh, the programme is earmarked to start from Friday, April 24 and end on Sunday, April 26, 2020.

It is themed ‘Oh God, heal Our Land’.

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According to areport by Citi News, at a meeting with the president at the jubilee house, the clergymen led by the Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana, Reverend Paul Boafo, said the church will do all it can to support the government to win the fight against the pandemic.

“All of us have come together to organize a 3-day national prayer and fasting programme starting Friday through to Sunday this very week which is part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how Ghana is also helping to fight it,” he said.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, called on all Christians and Muslims to observe a national day of prayer and fasting in the wake of the coronavirus spread in the country.

The president was speaking for the 3rd time on Saturday, March 21, 2020, as he updated the citizenry on the virus which has been declared a global pandemic and has claimed thousands of lives.

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In his address, Akufo-Addo called on religious people, to as a matter of urgency, mark March 25, 2020, on their calendars and observe it as a national day of fasting and prayer.

The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharabutu, has declared a two-day fast for all sects of Muslims across the country.

According to the directive, Muslims were to observe the fasting on Wednesday, March 25 to Thursday, March 26, 2020, in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Per a statement from the office of the National Chief Imam, the directive is in line with Islamic doctrine and the directive by President Nana Akufo-Addo.

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