Former US trade representative to Africa and wife of Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, Rosa Whitaker, has said that her husband’s prayer helped save the cedi at it time when it was experiencing a slump in 2014.
Duncan-Williams, general overseer of the Christian Action Faith Ministries (CAFM), prayed for the declining cedi to stabilise, following its consistent decline against major international currencies.
“…I hold up the cedi with prayer and I command the cedi to recover and I declare the cedi will not fall; it will not fall any further. I command the cedi to climb. I command the resurrection of the cedi. I command and release a miracle for the economy,” he said.
The preacher was criticised by members of the public who felt that praying for the cedi was a waste of time because it had no effect on economic forces.
But in an interview with TV3 from her base in Washington, Rosa Whitaker said her husband’s prayer did save the cedi.
“I don’t know why people thought it was funny, if you believe in the unlimited power of God and you have a currency crisis, why would you not apply prayer to that, it’s just that they just caught him publicly praying for that. He always prays for the Ghanaian economy,” she said.
Rosa Whitaker said although prayer alone would not resolve the problem, she and her husband believed in the power of prayer to make a difference.