Head pastor of the Holy Ghost Temple branch of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Prophet Christopher Yaw Annor, has urged the Management of UPSA to seek the presence of God in all their operations by putting God first as they discharge their duties.
Prophet Annor made the call at this year’s University Day of Prayer, an annual non-denominational religious event, organised by the University’s Chaplaincy Unit, to usher in the new academic year.
The event this year was held at the Kofi Ohene-Konadu Auditorium to accommodate more congregants and to ensure adherence to Covid-19 safety protocols.
Addressing the University community under a spiritually charged atmosphere, Prophet Annor who was the special guest preacher, revealed that the University needs God’s presence and direction at this point of her existence and growth.
He explained that God’s presence is always manifested in His relationship and redemption of those who walk with Him, stressing that “Those who come into the presence of God shall never be put to shame but will have rest”.
Throwing more light on the Biblical passage for the day, he said that God gave everyone a purpose – to be fruitful and increase – and for this purpose to be fulfilled, one must maintain a strong relationship with his or her Maker.
For this reason, Prophet Yaw Annor disclosed that as a servant of God, he is always magnetised by the divine charm of individuals and institutions that put God first. He said UPSA has demonstrated over the past few years to have such an intimate relationship with God through its God-fearing leadership and devout Christian community.
Prophet Annor said he was optimistic the UPSA will soar higher to achieve its vision of becoming nationally entrenched, regionally relevant and globally recognised.
“God’s presence is real, full of love, and completely transformational,” Prophet Annor proclaimed. “I pray that whatever mountain the people of UPSA will meet, they experience God and come out victorious in Jesus’ Name.”
For his part, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra, Professor Abednego F. O. Amartey, said the annual University Day of Prayer provides a conducive environment for members of the University community to come together in holy supplication and seek God’s guidance and protection for the year ahead.
He said as a leader of the University community, he finds it obligatory to navigate his ‘flock’ towards God and to rely on Him for directions.
The Vice-Chancellor expressed his appreciation to Prophet Annor for gracing the annual event over the past six years.
The event was attended by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Barnor; Registrar of the University, Dr Koryoe Anim-Wright; the University Chaplain, Rev. Theophilus Tetteh as well as some Deans and Directors, Heads of Departments/Units, staff and students.