Supreme Court judges need our prayers - Rev Dr Sackey

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

Seven of the nine member panel sitting on the election petition caseThe Head Pastor of the Grace Chapel Assemblies of God Church, Kwadaso, Kumasi, Rev. Dr Joseph Ernest Ato Kwamena Sackey, has  called on Ghanaians to continually pray for the nine justices of the Supreme Court to come out with the right verdict on the election petition currently before them.

He said that the task on the Supreme Court judges was daunting and they needed prayers to execute their role to the satisfaction of all.

Rev. Dr Sackey said the current 2012 election petition case pending before the Supreme Court had rendered the political landscape  uncertain, which could also have its toll on the socio-economic activities in the country.

He reminded Ghanaians that no amount of argument by individuals and groups for or against any of the parties involved in the case could determine its outcome — the verdict lies solely with the judges; and this is where they need our prayers for the Good Lord to grant them the wisdom, strength and will power to handle the case decisively for the general good of Mother Ghana.

Rev. Dr Sackey was addressing a special conferment church service in Kumasi, at which he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Divinity by the Pan African Clergy Council and Bible Seminary in affiliation with the World Council for Evangelical Clergy.

He explained that the difficult aspect of the exercise was the fact that it is the first time in the political history of the nation that the final presidential result of the general election was being challenged at the Supreme Court.

Rev. Dr Sackey, who is also the National Missions Director of the Assemblies of God, Ghana, therefore, urged Ghanians not to make too much noise about the case, but rather remain calm and pray fervently for the perfect will of the Almighty God to prevail in our land.

“We have only one Ghana, there is no place like home for us anywhere in the world, so let us preserve the peace in the country, and guard jealously against any acts, pronouncements and mechanisations that have the tendency to destabilise us and throw our nation into chaos and anarchy,” he cautioned.

Touching on the significance of titles on the clergy, the man of God said it was important for all religious leaders to have the calling of God first, and then go through appropriate training programmes in order to deliver as a true men of God.

“Titles, in themselves, do not pull crowds, but the anointing of the Lord on His people called into ministry, makes all the difference,” he sated.

Rev. Dr Sackey gave the assurance that his elevation was the beginning of greater things to come and that he hopes to stand out as a Reverend Doctor, with a difference.