Eric Opoku, Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, at the weekend appealed to parents to train their children according to the scriptures so they would grow imbued with the fear of God.
He made the call in Sunyani at the inauguration of Brong Ahafo regional area intercessory prayer of Aglow International, a women Christian fellowship.
The deputy regional minister expressed concern about the behaviour and attitude of the youth and stressed that "if God does not intervene the youth who are the future leaders will get out of control.
"Children trained properly grow to become good leaders and will not get involved in corrupt practices that will adversely affect national development," Mr.
He stressed that since every woman wished a better future for her children there was the need for them to redouble efforts in steering them away from bad peer groups.
The deputy regional minister commended women for their efforts in ensuring peace and tranquillity in the country and urged them not to relent in praying to God for continued peace and stability.
Opoku expressed the hope that the fellowship would bring all women on board so that together they could pray for God's mercies on the nation.
Madam Dorothy Danso, national president of Aglow, explained that the fellowship was not a political group but made up of women devoted to seeking for the welfare of the people with prayers.
She said the body formed 15 years ago, with a small number of women in Accra, with the aim of interceding for the nation, now had branches all over the country.
Gifty Affenyi-Dadzie, national prayer secretary of the fellowship, who led the women in an intercessory prayer for the nation entreated them to repent and ask for God's forgiveness of their sins.
She expressed regret about sinful acts, including cases of robbery, rape and defilement, which she said were adversely affecting the people and called on Ghanaians to continue to pray to God for His forgiveness.