UPSA holds University Day of Prayer to open 2023 academic year
The University of Professional Studies, Accra, commenced the 2022/2023 academic year with a non-denominational church service which saw members of the University Community come together to offer prayers, worship, and praise to God for a fruitful year.
The annual prayer service, dubbed “University Day of Prayer,” is an occasion for the Management, staff and students to offer thanksgiving to God for His guidance and protection over the past year and to seek His face for the new academic year.
Under a spiritually charged atmosphere, community members sang songs of praise and danced their hearts out in holy praise to the Almighty God.
The event, themed “Time in His Presence,” was organized by the UPSA Chaplaincy Unit and took place at the Kofi Ohene-Konadu Auditorium on Wednesday, February 1.
The Special Guest of honour and Head pastor of the Holy Ghost Temple of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Prophet Christopher Yaw Annor, reflected on the importance of acknowledging God in every endeavor.
He said it is always crucial to recognize God at the beginning and end of every journey or enterprise one embarks on.
He charged Community members to seek the presence of God in all their operations by putting God first as they discharge their duties, stressing that “Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain [Psalm 127:1].”
He urged Christians to remain faithful to God regardless of their circumstances.
“It is also always possible to accomplish what God has purposed for you, no matter the condition or circumstance that surrounds you,” Prophet Annor said.
The Vice-Chancellor of UPSA, Prof Abednego F. O. Amartey, urged the congregation to be prayerful and submit to the will of God at all times.
He stated that without God, the university’s vision cannot be realized, as he recounted the many achievements and laurels the university received during the last academic year.
Prof Amartey expressed his personal gratitude to Prophet Yaw Annor for availing himself over the past six years to attend the UPSA Day of Prayer despite his busy schedule.