As part of the faith of a New Apostolic Christian is the intercessory prayer. This is a special prayer which allows a living individual to intercede for the departed souls in the beyond, who is in need of the grace and mercy of God, and also to partake in the sacraments through the Apostles at the altar of grace. On this occasion, Apostle Anthony Kuada served about 165 members in a divine service at Mafi Sasekpoe in the Adaklu Tordznu district of the Volta South Apostle area, on Sunday, 1st March, 2020.
Apostle Kuada read a text word from Exodus 14:14, “The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”
Apostle Anthony Kuada explained the significance of the day by urging the congregants to be thankful to the Almighty God. He said: “You will acknowledge and appreciate the importance of this day, only if the intercessory power given to you has been well utilized.”
He further explained that many souls only realize how far away they are from the grace of God when they have gone into the realms of the departed. Many of them did not receive the sacraments, neither did they believe in the teaching of the Apostles. As such, we must intercede on their behalf.
The Apostle enlightened the congregants that God is aware of the suffering of these souls, and He is willing to abide with them just as He was with the Israelites in the wilderness.
He added that the departed souls become very happy when we intercede on their behalf in our prayers, and also invite them to the altar of grace through the Apostles’ ministry to commune with God and to inherit the grace, forgiveness and mercy of God.
The Apostle, in his conclusion, urged the congregants to always have faith in God and also pray for the departed souls to also believe their sin can be forgiven when they come to the altar of grace.
The divine service was assisted by the District Rectors Felix Agbenyega, Thomas Afun, Harrison Vugah and James Tsekobi Amenyedzi.