President John Mahama has called on Ghanaians to stop labeling pastors who pray for the leaders of the nation as partisan depending on which party is in power. Yes, indeed, if men of God pray for the presidency and the peace and progress of the nation and only to be labeled as partisan thereafter, it becomes very worrying.

The Republic shares in the sentiments of the president. We believe that inasmuch as the progress of this nation depends on the vision of the leadership, commitment and dedication towards it and also the avoidance of waste and corruption, the importance of prayer on behalf of those in leadership positions, especially the president for divine guidance and direction is very critical. Both the physical and the spiritual must be combined to achieve results.

We as a people must therefore desist from labeling pastors as belonging to party A or B because they offered to pray for the leadership of the country or criticise developments going on in the country irrespective of which government is in power.

Having said that, it is also imperative to name and shame pastors who have engaged themselves in naked partisan politicking. Those who only find their voices when certain regimes/parties are in power but go silent and dumb when others are in charge committing the very or more of the mistakes they spoke against under previous regimes.

Men of God must be seen to be fair and constructive in their criticisms irrespective of which government is in power.

Source: The Republic


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