The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye; and the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, have called on Nigerians to work towards and pray for peace to reign in the country.
While admitting that the nation is in a war situation, Adeboye said what kings and soldiers cannot do, God will do for the country.
The cleric and the governor spoke on Sunday during the RCCG October thanksgiving service and special prayer session organised for all state governors and their deputies at the church’s headquarters in Ebute-Metta, Lagos.
The programme themed, ‘‘Perfect peace in the land,’ was attended by the governor, with his wife, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, and other dignitaries which include the representatives of Governors Gboyega Oyetola (Osun State) and Dapo Abiodun (Ogun State)
In his sermon, Adeboye lamented the situation in the country but assured citizens that God will heal the country.
He said, “In the olden days, except you are one of the special people, they don’t allow the king’s dress to touch you, but now kidnappers can go to the palace to kidnap the king. We are in a war situation, let no one deceive you. What kings and soldiers can’t do, the almighty God will do for you.
“God will heal the land and intervene in various issues affecting the country negatively and I want to urge the people to prepare to join me very soon for fasting and prayer for the country. Pray for the rulers, we have spent so much time criticising them. You should pray for them. I am praying for them, and I pray you will join me to pray.”
Sanwo-Olu, in his speech, commended Adeboye for his encouragement of citizens to pray for their leaders and play their roles to make the country better.
He said, “We need perfect peace in our country but for us to have that perfect peace; we also need to have peace from individuals. It is we the citizens that make the country. It is not just about a metaphorical country; it is the people on the ground that truly make a country.
Adeboye, at the service, narrated his experience in near air mishap twice on his way to London.
He explained that on the first trip, the tyre of the aircraft failed to come out, until over 45 minutes, adding that the incident was a deliberate attempt by God to retain his attention for communication.
Speaking further about his second near-death experience, Adeboye said there was an announcement about expected stormy weather in London which God later told him was diverted because of him.