It is a gathering of prayer, worship, praise and anointing for students and staff of the University as they turn to God in holy supplication for a fruitful year.
This is what the University Day of Prayer brings each year, and indeed, it did not fail to impress members of the university community who attended this year’s church service.
The event, which is the fourth in succession, is an occasion for offering thanksgiving to God for His guidance and protection over the past year and to seek His face for the coming years.
Guest speaker and head pastor of Holy Ghost Temple of the International Central Gospel Church, Prophet Christopher Yaw Annor, commended the Management of the university for setting a day aside to seek the face of God at the beginning of each year.
He stressed that any individual or organisation which puts God at the centre of its affairs, has symbolically presented the best gift to God. This he said allows for the glory of God to manifest in the life of the individual or organisation.
Delivering a sermon titled “Be strong and be courageous,” coined from Joshua 1:7-8, the renowned prophet noted that problems exist to be solved by men. But it takes strength, courage and the favour of God to discover the abilities to solve them, he said.
Sharing the biblical anecdote of Moses (in Exodus 4:1-14) and how God instructed him to use his staff in the midst of difficulties, Prophet Annor said: “the solutions to the problems surrounding us are just in our hands.”
He added that “we fail to see or often overlook them because our eyes have not been divinely opened to perceive them.”
The Vice-Chancellor of UPSA, Prof Abednego Okoe Amartey, expressed his delight for the high turnout and lauded the staff and students for making the annual event a memorable one.
He also commended the man of God for taking time off his busy schedules to grace the activities of the university each time he is called upon.
“The university is privileged to have such a devoted man of God as its ‘spiritual father,” Prof Amartey said. “UPSA is extremely grateful to you for your time, prayers, intercession and spiritual guidance over the years, and we pray to have you around for many years to come.”
The Day of Prayer was also marked with song ministrations by some staff and students as well as prophetic and deliverance sessions