Pastor Otabil offers special Prayers for the new Chief Justice

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The General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Rev. Pastor Mensah Otabil has called for special prayers for the newly appointed Chief Justice of Ghana, Justice Sophia Akuffo and the other members on the bench of the Supreme Court of Ghana.

According to him, the Chief Justice and her colleagues on the bench need divine wisdom and guidance to give righteous judgments at all times since the destiny of the state and it’s people depend on their judgement.

Pastor Mensah Otabil, prayed the famous Psalm 72 of King Solomon’s request for wisdom over the life of the new Chief Justice. He asked for God to grant her His divine wisdom and guidance for good judgement as she takes up the mandate as the head of the Judiciary of the Republic of Ghana.

The influential Pastor called for the special prayers for her at the end of a powerful sermon preached by a Guest Pastor from Botswana, Rev. Dr. Enoch Sitima on Sunday at the church’s headquarters (Christ Temple) at Abossey Okai where the Chief Justice fellowships.

The 67 year old was almost moved to tears when she was called to the front of the alter and the whole congregation stretched hands in a prayer of agreement on her behalf and on behalf of the Judiciary for God to use them to bring peace and harmony to the land.

The theme of the sermon was “How to handle the top” coincided with the thanks giving service of Justice Sophia Akuffo for the elevation to her new position as she came to Church together with some of the Judges on the Bench to give thanks to God for how far He has brought her.

The sermon touched on the important role God plays in the life of His creations. The fact that He is the immovable mover and the God of causation and motion who is able to cause the believer to move to higher heights to show off His glory.

Justice Sophia Akuffo is the second female in succession to be appointed as Chief Justices of Ghana since the promulgation of the 1992 Constitution. She succeeds the first female Chief Justice, her Ladyship Georgina Theodora Woode who went on a compulsory retirement this June after spending almost 10 years of her judicial career as the CJ.

The two female Chief Justices so far share a common history as they were all appointed by a New Patriotic Party (NPP) government. While the former CJ Theodora Woode was appointed by Former President Kufuor in 2007, the current CJ Justice Sophia Akuffo was appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Source: Clement Akoloh ||

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