Ghanaians have been called upon to entrench the culture of peace, tolerance and respect for all persons in the country, to promote the social cohesion necessary for the economic growth and development of the country, and to embrace 2024 with hope, optimism, and renewed faith.
These are the views shared by some members of the clergy within the charismatic and Pentecostal fraternity as Ghanaian Christians welcomed the new year with Thanksgiving church services in what has become known as the cross-over night.
These cross-over nights are mostly vibrant, praise and worship events, which are highly anticipated by many congregations across the Christian family in Ghana.
What is notable during these cross-over nights are prophecies made by some leaders of churches about events in the country and prominent people.
In the past few years, the Ghana Police Service has begun a crackdown on these prophetic activities, which, according to them, could lead to fear, panic and untold hardship for individuals and families.
Many clergymen also use the transition nights to renew the commitments of the members of their congregation to God, the Church and the nation, while they offer prayers for the mutual development of all Ghanaians.
The Net2 TV News team was at the Charismata Great Work of God Church at Galilea, Kasoa, the Christ Apostolic Church International ( CAC ), Galilea circuit and the Mataheko assembly.
Speaking to the various pastors of the churches visited, they highlighted the significance of the New Year and offered advice to the Christian fraternity in Ghana.