Workers in Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) Ondo have been advised to seek the face of God through constant prayers, in order to get divine attention and enjoy heavenly blessings.
This advice was given on Tuesday October 4, 2016 by a member of the College Pastoral team, Mr. Johnson Oluremi Falade, while delivering a sermon at the October edition of the monthly prayer meeting organised in the Institution.
He highlighted various ways through which the Almighty God Has shown goodness, mercy and grace to mankind, stating that as beneficiaries of the uncountable blessings. He said, the best way human beings could show appreciation, is by expressing gratitude to God at all times.
Reminding people of the importance of prayers, Falade, a clergyman cum Lecturer in the Department of French in the College, explained that the Lord Jesus Christ used the Parable of a widow, who repeatedly sought the help of a judge for justice, as stated in the book of Luke chapter 18 v 1-8 to depict the need for people to pray to God “without ceasing”.
He cited the book of Rev 8:1-5 to buttress his point and described prayers as raw materials needed in heaven by God, to bring miracles “adding that the Almighty father is always expecting prayers from those that are “born again” to give them the expected result”.
The cleric bemoaned what he observed as negative trends of prayerlessness and increasing lack of faith, that is gradually creeping into Christendom in the present world, a development he said, has misled some people to place their trust on human beings as exemplified by church leaders and pastors, instead of relying on Jesus “who owns the key that opens door”.
In his short remarks, the Deputy Provost, Dr. Samuel Akintunde, who spoke on behalf of the Provost, Prof. Olukoya Joseph Ogen, enjoined workers in the College to continue to show commitment in the discharge of their duties and appealed to them to continue to remember the College Management and the Institution in their prayers.
He thereafter briefed the College community about the trip of the Provost to Uganda, Kampala for a one-week International manuscripts development workshop. He stated that the programme, held under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies, would take place from 4th-9th October, 2016.
The monthly prayer event which featured rendition of songs, delivery of sermon and offering of prayers for the country’s economic recovery, peace, progress and advancement of the College, was attended by the Acting Librarian, Mr. Akinade Awoyemi, members of the College Pastoral team, staff from various Departments and Units in the Institution.