Pastor E. A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God spoke to his members about the need to pray earth-shaking prayers.
In 1979, he said that his Father-in-the-Lord called him and four others to his room high up in Mayor’s Hotel in Tulsa, USA, saying” My children, I am going soon; the one who will be taking over from me is Pastor Adeboye”. He said that he collapsed on the floor and everybody began to pray.
You can be sure that the prayers offered were not gentlemanly kind; they were serious prayers. Suddenly, they heard a knock on the door. On opening the door, they saw the maintenance manager of the hotel who asked what kind of musical instrument we were playing.
They explained that they were not playing any instrument, but he insisted that they had been playing one as the hotel was shaking and the source of the shaking had been traced to our room. He insisted that we were only praying, but he didn’t believe them, so he checked under the bed, the wardrobe and looked everywhere in the room then left when he didn’t find anything.
According to him, the hotel was locked down because they could not find the source of the shaking and they didn’t want to believe that it was just prayers. Recently, he went back there and as he looked at the hotel, he felt compassion for the owners, so he laid his hands on the wall and prayed a simple prayer and it was reopened six months later.
Finally, he said that it is very clear that the great things happening in the RCCG today are a result of the prayers that fateful day in their hotel room in Tulsa. He said that if you want the glory of God to come down into your life and transform everything for good, you need to start praying earth-shaking prayers. Pray for power to do God’s work, pray for boldness to preach in any situation, pray for a national revival in your country.