“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”
2 Corinthians 5:17
An Answer to Prayer: President dedicates his nation to God!
Great leaders are prime targets for Prayer. Sometimes they are enemies of Christianity but most of the time they just need the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Like Saul of Tarsus, it is possible for anyone to become a great spokesperson for Christ. However without prayer, it will remain only a possibility. Such has been the case with President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda.
Museveni was involved in the war that deposed Idi Amin Dada, ending his rule in 1979, and in the rebellion that subsequently led to the demise of the Milton Obote regime in 1985. With the notable exception of northern areas, Museveni has brought relative stability and economic growth to a country that has endured decades of government mismanagement, rebel activity and civil war. His tenure has also witnessed one of the most effective national responses to HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Behind the scenes many have been praying for him – especially his wife, a devout and dedicated believer, his children, fellow Ugandans as well as many others around the world.
And, as we all know, PRAYER WORKS!
Recently a “Jubilee Prayer Night” was organized by Uganda Jubilee Network, an association of Anglican, evangelical and Pentecostal churches. The network, coordinated by Dr. James Magara of Intercessors for Uganda, has been guiding Christians to fast and pray for Uganda to be a God fearing nation in the next 50 years.
In a Historic moment President Museveni repented for his sins and the sins of Uganda as a nation. He dedicated Uganda to God to be His nation anchored on His principles and values.
The President, indicating that the next 50 years belong to the young generation, advised the young people to be God-fearing referring to the Biblical verse in Proverbs 9:10 which says, “The fear of God is beginning of wisdom.”
President Museveni’s Prayer:
Father God in heaven,
Today we stand here as Ugandans, to thank you for Uganda. We are proud that we are Ugandans and Africans. We thank you for all your goodness to us.
I stand here today to close the evil spiritual past and especially in the last 50 years of our national leadership history and at the threshold of a new dispensation in the life of this nation.
I stand here on my own behalf and on behalf of our past leaders to repent.
We ask for your forgiveness for our own sins, and those of our past leaders:
We confess these sins which have greatly hampered our national cohesion and delayed our political, social and economic transformation:
Sins of idolatry and witchcraft, so rampart in our land
Sins of shedding innocent blood
Sins of political hypocrisy, dishonesty, intrigue and betrayal
Sins of pride, tribalism and sectarianism
Sins of laziness, indifference and irresponsibility
Sins of corruption & bribery that have eroded our national resources
Sins of sexual immorality, drunkenness & debauchery
Sins of un-forgiveness, bitterness, hatred and revenge
Sins of injustice, oppression and exploitation
Sins of rebellion, in-subordination, strife and conflict
These and many others have characterized our past leadership, especially the last 50 years of our history. Lord forgive us, and give us a new beginning. Give us a heart to love you, to fear you and to seek you. Remove far from us all the above sins.
We pray for National unity. Unite us as Ugandans and eliminate all forms of conflict, sectarianism and tribalism. Help us to see that we are all your children. Children of the same Father, help us to love and respect one another and to appreciate unity in diversity.
We pray for prosperity and transformation. Deliver us from ignorance, poverty and disease. As leaders give us wisdom to help lead our people into political, social and economic transformation.
We want to dedicate this nation to you so that you will be our God and guide. We want Uganda to be known as a Nation that fears God. A nation, whose foundations are firmly rooted in righteousness and justice. Blessed is the nation, whose God is the Lord. A people you have chosen as your own. Psalms 33:12
I renounce all the evil Foundations and Covenants that were laid in Idolatry & Witchcraft. I renounce all the satanic influence on this nation.
And, hereby covenant Uganda to you, to walk in your ways and experience all your blessing forever. In the Name of the Father Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen
Whenever we pray for people, we can envision the changes that would happen if their energies were redirected toward Christ. NO-ONE is beyond God’s reach, and prayer keeps them within His grasp.
Read the full article from the Uganda Daily Monitor here:
Sent by Dennis Odoi firstname.lastname@example.org
Rejoice and continue to pray for President Museveni, his family and all the people of Uganda as well as for the leaders of your government.
Uganda Forum: ‘EXPOSED – Shining a Light on Corruption’ and Unashamedly Ethical
Leaders from all over the world gathered for this significant forum in Uganda. Among the other speakers and delegates were senior leaders in business, many Church leaders and numerous politicians.
It was a privilege to share as a plenary speaker and workshop leader for ‘EXPOSED – Shining a light on corruption’ and Unashamedly Ethical. There was tremendous interest and support for both campaigns, and of course there were many wonderful friends who are leaders and participants in the Global Day of Prayer. I am confident that God’s work has been taken another step forward.
The Lord placed Proverbs 31.8-9 on my heart at the start of the conference:
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
One trillion US$ goes missing each year as a result of corruption. Just 1% of the world’s wealth could solve the problem of poverty across the world. Half of the world’s population lives on less that $2 a day. The theme of my presentations was ‘Corruption has a name. Poverty has a face. You have a voice’.
It is so important that Christians rise up to do what Jesus himself did during his earthly ministry. He still calls the body of Christ to do the same today – to stand against injustice, to expose corruption, and to pray and work for God’s loving Kingdom to be established in every sphere of society.
There are a few news stories about EXPOSED going into the press over the next few days. This one by ChristianToday may be of some interest:
<http://www.christiantoday.com/article/exposing.corruption/30421.htm> please do share it with others!
Please pray fervently for Dion Forster, Graham Power and their colleagues as they seek to battle corruption through the Exposed and Unshamedly Ethical efforts around the world. Pray that an army of Christian people in every sphere of society will join them in a massive effort to bring reform and eliminate corruption in the nations.
From: Dr Dion Forster (email@example.com)