Ghanaians have been urged not to lose faith but rather, draw closer to God in the face of the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Reverend Father Peter Brenyah, Catholic Priest of the Effiduase parish, who made the call said Ghanaians, especially those who believers should not despair, but see the disease which was claiming several lives and causing socio-economic disorder in nations, as a manifestation of the greatness of God, who was ready to rescue His people from a storm in His own time.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency at Effiduase, Rev. Fr. Brenyah pointed out that, it was time Christians rekindled their faith and sought the face of God through prayers for His mercies and quick intervention to end the pandemic.
"God has not forsaken His people. He is now here to test our faith in Him. What we need to do is to seek His presence in faith and cry unto Him to deliver His people from this threat", he told the GNA.
Quoting from the books of Romans Chapter eight verse 38-39 to buttress his point, Rev. Fr. Brenyah said "COVID-19 cannot and should not separate us as humanity from the love of God.
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.", he read from the verse.
He stressed the need for all to abide by the call of the President to join hands and engage in prayers and fast for the deliverance of the world and Ghana in particular, from the scourge of COVID-19 pandemic.
Rev. Fr. Brenyah said it was time priests and pastors to empower members of their churches with messages of hope in God, especially in hard moments like the coronavirus pandemic.
He appealed to the government to intensify public education campaign on the disease and make hand sanitizers easily accessible to the poor and vulnerable families who could not afford, to help protect them from the spread of the disease.