Ohemaa Mercy, a gospel musician, has raised worry over the practice of recording videos or taking photos while participating in worship services.
Such behaviour, in her view, shows a lack of regard for God and the holy environment of worship
“When you’re going before a king, there are things you can’t do. To put it in this way, you’re going before the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords to thank him for protecting or delivering you from that accident, and your focus is to put it on Facebook or whatever while worship is going on.
“It’s a curse on you because you don’t actually respect the atmosphere and the person you’re before,” myjoyonline.com quoted her as saying in an interview on Joy Prime on July 24, 2023.
She continued by saying that society respects even well-to-do people, let alone God, the universe’s creator.
Furthermore, Ohemaa Mercy shared a personal experience in which she saw a woman miss out on a blessing because she was distracted and disrespectful during worship.
“At an event I attended, I saw an angel with a baby on an empty chair before a lady arrived. When I inquired, the lady admitted she had issues conceiving. I revealed what I saw, but unfortunately, she hadn’t come to worship sincerely, so the angel left with the baby,” Ohemaa mercy recounted.