- For the leaders of Ghana to be guided by the Holy Spirit.
- Praise God for the growth in mission initiatives and for raising people up to evangelise.
- For the Ghanaian church to develop a missions vision for the unreached people.
- We pray for the rapid spread of Islam to be opposed.
- For the conversion and discipleship of a new generation of Christians who will make an impact in the religious, cultural, political and economic life of Ghana.
Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo
28 656 732 (2017 est.)
Christian 71.2% (Pentecostal/Charismatic 28.3%, Protestant 18.4%, Catholic 13.1%, other 11.4%)
None 5.2% (2010 est.)
7 958 675 (2017)
11,9 % (2015 est.)
LEAST REACHED PEOPLE GROUPS
Population of city:
1 963 264
3.4% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Majority religion in city:
Lord, we praise you for Ghana and for making her an economic and political model for reform in Africa. We pray for the leaders of Ghana to be guided by your Holy Spirit in order to be a light to the rest of Africa. We praise you for the growth in mission initiatives and for raising people up to evangelize. We pray for the rapid spread of Islam to be opposed.
Father, we bring those before you who claim to be Christian but who do not have an authentic faith to be transformed by the power of the true gospel. Please reveal yourself to them. Lord, we pray for the Ghanaian church to develop a missions vision for the unreached villages of the north and beyond.
Father, we pray for the conversion and discipleship of a new generation of Christians who will make an impact in the religious, cultural, political and economic life of Ghana. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
State of the Church
The constitution of Ghana and other laws and policies protects religious freedom. As in other countries in the area many of the Muslim and Christian believers also adhere to some aspects of traditional beliefs. There are also syncretic groups combining elements of Christianity and Islam with traditional beliefs. One of these are the "Zetahil" religion which is unique to Ghana.
Christians are in the majority, which diminishes the chances of persecution although there have been reports of families abusing those who changes their religious beliefs.
The youth in Ghana (aged under 15), which makes up 40% of the country's population, is crucial to the growth and revival of the church. Most of them are spiritually open and when reached could have a profound impact on the Ghanaian church.
Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence in the region.
Ghana endured a long series of coups before Lt. Jerry Rawlings took power in 1981, he enjoyed the power he had and did not want to give it up. He went on to ban all political parties. In 1992 Rawlings approved a new constitution which allowed other parties to participate again in politics.
Ghana has become a high-profile peacekeeper with troops deployed in Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone and DRC.
- African Prayer Initiative: Pray Africa
- INcontext ministries – http://incontextministries.org/
- CIA World Factbook
- Atlas of Global Christianity – Todd M.Johnson & Kenneth R. Ross (Published by – Edinburgh University Press) (Missionaries and national workers: Africa 2010, page 267)
- Prayercast – http://prayercast.com/
- Unreached people groups – http://www.joshuaproject.net
- The voice of the Martyrs – http://www.persecution.com/
- Jul-Dec, 2010 International Religious Freedom Report – http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/2010_5/index.htm
- Operation World – http://www.operationworld.org/african-countries