Heward-Mills also prayed for Ghana to be delivered from “vampires who will drink the blood of the nation” and “from evil men who would sit in places of authority and do evil things.”
Bishop Heward-Mills, a tele-evangelist who leads one of the most populous churches in Ghana, said the prayers Wednesday morning at the national memorial service held at the forecourt of the State House in Accra for the 152 victims who perished in the flood and fire disaster last week, June 3.
It was an inter-religious service where prayers were said by Muslim leaders, traditional leaders and Christian leaders.
Below is a transcript of Heward-Mills’ prayer:
Heavenly Father, thank you for our nation, thank you for our leader the President; we ask that you would strengthen him, comfort him also, and encourage him.
Lord, it has been 58 years since we took control of this country to try to lead ourselves forward into prosperity, to establishment and into good things. Lord it has not been easy for these 58 years of doing our own leadership and our own management.
So now we are asking you for wisdom because your word says if anyone lacks wisdom, he should ask for wisdom. Wisdom is the principal thing. So we pray for our President; give him wisdom to overcome the complex and difficult problems and challenges that are in this nation, to overcome the difficulties and the hurdles that prevent development, that prevent good decisions from being taken, that prevent good decisions from being implemented. Give him the wisdom—wisdom from above.
Father, we are looking up to you because only you can help us. And now we thank you for those in authority. In every sphere, in every department, in every area, grant them wisdom.
And deliver us; deliver our nation from wicked people in authority, deliver us from evil men who would sit in places of authority and do evil things, deliver us from vampires who will drink the blood of the nation and leave nothing behind.
Bless our nation with good leaders; and for those that are there now, we thank you that you are helping them and that your grace and your wisdom is given to them to lead [us] forward into a good and a better situation. We give you thanks for your great wisdom that is now released into this nation in Jesus name; and everyone said, Amen.
Source: Daily Guide