Pastor and Pastor (Mrs) E. A. Adeboye

By Abimbola Ologun

There is a popular saying that all good things comes to end but not this year’s annual 82 hours Marathon Messiah’s Praise organized by The Redeemed Christian Church of God National Young Adults And Youth Affairs to celebrate God’s faithfulness and love over Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye.

It was a moment of joy and thanksgiving at the Redemption City as people bared it all on the dance floor singing and gyrating in the presence of Lord. The Prayer Foyer at the 3km by 3k auditorium hall was full of energetic youth ready to raise the roof displaying different dance steps, different gospel artists took to stage to render melodious songs in different dialects.

People from all walks of life turned up en masse to celebrate with the General Overseer and people who could not attend connected through different social media platforms.

The excitement on people’s faces was contagious as some could not hold back their joy at the sight of their favorite artists; some were heard screaming at the top of their voice, some were jumping while some were rendered speechless.

Notable gospel artists present were Dunsin Oyekan, Mercy Chinwo, Bukola Bekes, Adeyinka Alaseyori, Spirit of Prophecy, Tosin Bee, Ernieola Olusoga, Tobi Akuraku, Paul Tomisin, Dave Ugbor, Bidemi Olaoba, Sunmisola Abebi, Mr M & revelation, the Healing Stream, and of course the RCCG Praise Team among others.

Each Artist gave it their all as the whole hall was electrifying; people were catching the vibes and tapping into the current emanating from rhythm of the songs. Souls were touched through various ministrations.

Let’s take a moment to give it up to the drummers and instrumentalists who did an excellent job in making the work of the gospel Artists seamless.

At the 62nd hours of the Marathon Praise, Daddy and Mummy Adeboye came in to rain blessings on everyone. Mummy Folu showered everyone with the prayer of honour noting that anyone who honours someone must be surely honoured. She ended the prayer with a declaration “Celebration is on your way.”

The General Overseer, Pastor E. A. Adeboye was also called upon to bless the participants. Before mounting the stage, people were seen displaying placards describing 82 attributes of daddy G.O to align with the number of years he was celebrating. Some of the accolades are Faithfulness, Humble, Loving, Patient, Considerate, and And Forgiving among others.

Daddy G.O admonished that whatever was done on earth is written in heaven, noting that God’s eye was upon them. He gave everyone 2 minutes to ask God for something special, after which he prayed for them declaring that they will do greater things than him.

The 82 hours of Marathon Praise ended with wonderful rendition from the RCCG all Stars. The choirs were colourfully dressed, both children and Adult. It was a beautiful sight to behold.

Pator Kunle Ajayi could also be seen leading some groups of saxophonists who were giving goose bumps with their mastery use of the saxophone resonating heavenly sound.

Surely, the Marathon Praise might have ended but it will leave a lasting taste in the mouth of all that will stay for a very long time.


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