The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has called on Christians to continue to pray for peace to take centre stage in the country.

He made the call at the 8th Edition of the monthly Divine Encounter in Abuja, urging the Christians not to treat words from God with levity: “A word from God is capable of altering a person’s destiny for good,” he added.

Pastor Adeboye  made reference to Jacob in the Scriptures, explaining that Jacob’s name was changed to Israel, meaning: “May God prevail” due to some circumstances he had with his brother.

“After the change of name, Israel became a great nation,” he explained. He said that the current challenges in the country should not be seen as permanent, “with prayers and necessary changes, Nigeria would overcome its problems.”

The revered man of God assured Nigerians that, one word from God can settle all issues of life, including the current challenges in the country, “A word from God can begin a person’s journey to glory.”

Quoting Book of 2 kings, Chapter 4, verses eight to 17, in the story of the Shunammite woman, the cleric recalled that the word of God, through prophet Elisha, changed her destiny for good.

“When God speaks to an individual, the manifestation of his decree results into abundant supply. When God speaks, it is done”.

However, he called on Christians to turn away from sin and embrace righteousness and holy living.

Prominent personalities that attended the programme includes; Vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo and wife, Dolapo, the former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili and other dignitaries.

The event came to a close with prayer of intercession raised for Nigeria.