Kato Mivule My Take: This prayer seems to have been extrapolated from one of those US Evangelical Dominionist websites, politically motivated, and to bring those who CRITIC Prez. Museveni into SUBORDINATION.he President denounced a number of "sins" in this prayer, BUT a cursory look at the prayer, the word FORGIVENESS in the context of RECONCILIATION isn't even included; and that is the best gift Uganda can get @ 50.
Uganda at 50: Despite the prosperity lies from Museveni’s government and the Pentecostal wing, Uganda is slowly but steadily sinking into violence, dictatorship and apathy(abantu bakowu): The country is more divided than ever before and is an accident waiting to happen.
50 years of Ugandan independence: A pseudo democracy with authoritarian traits
Museveni dedicates Uganda to God
Publish Date: Oct 09, 2012
By Moses Mulondo
President Yoweri Museveni has repented his sins and the sins of Uganda as a nation in a move aimed at establishing Uganda as a God-fearing nation.
President Yoweri Museveni has repented his sins and the sins of Uganda as a nation in a move aimed at establishing Uganda as a God-fearing nation.
The President made this historic move at Mandela National stadium Namboole in the early morning of today (Tuesday) at 2:00am during national prayers for dedicating Uganda to God.
“I denounce witchcraft and satanic practices. I repent on behalf of Uganda. We confess our sins. We repent of the sins of shedding innocent blood, corruption, bribery, sexual immorality, drunkenness, rebellion, insubordination, tribalism and sectarianism,” Museveni repented amidst ululations from the Christians.
The president 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.”
For the young people who are still in school, he used Ecclesiastes 3:1 which says there is time for everything to advise them to concentrate on their books and abstain from sex.
For those who have completed studies, he advised them to look for more skills, jobs, and start families established on God’s principles.
He advised the youth to keep fit through physical exercises and sports activities and to help their parents.
Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi leads other inter-denomination prelates in praying for the country
The prayers were 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.
“The jubilee season provides us with an opportune time to seek and return to the Lord. It is a time for liberty, amnesty, family reunion, justice, debt release, economic emancipation, restoration and chance to reset the clock and start over again,” Magara said.
The President’s seeds of wisdom to the young people fell on the fertile soil which had been already cultivated by the church leaders.
Earlier, the church of Uganda archbishop elect, Stanley Ntagali, called upon the religious and political leaders to repent and put right what had gone wrong arguing that jubilee is about restitution and attaining God’s eternal life after forgiveness.
Drawing from Exodus 4:22 where God said Israel is his first born son, Born Again Faith leader, Dr. Joseph Serwadda, prayed to God to make Uganda his second born son established on his values and principles of love, righteousness and justice.
Apostle Alex Mitala, who became the most captivating preacher, preached a radical message lambasting the young people over indecent dressing like miniskirts which expose their wickedness.
At the end of his speech, hundreds of youths came out and repented of indecent dressing which does not glorify God and recommitted their lives to God.
Rev. Simon Peter Emiau said no matter how many times Ugandans pray, God will not intervene in the affairs of our country without fulfilling the conditions in 2chronicles 7:14 of repenting and turning away from wicked ways.
Calling upon church leaders and Christians to repent, Apostle Charles Tumwine attributed the current high level of immorality in the country to the wickedness/darkness in the church arguing that what happens in a nation is usually a replica of the state of the church.
The believers were entertained by various choirs and artists who included American celebrated singer Judy Jacobs of Days of Elijah song and Pastor Wilson Bugembe who thrilled the gathering with his Biribabitya and Nangirira Omwaka Gwamukama Ogwemirembe.
The believers also prayed for Uganda’s media and communication, arts and entertainment, the judiciary, parliament, cabinet, the president, local governments, churches, and the education sector that they will all be revived on God’s principles and values of righteousness, love and justice.
Christian Dominion-ism: Here below is the full transcript of the "Prayer" and declaring Uganda as "God's Nation" as published by New Vision. You notice that the word RECONCILIATION does NOT appear any where in this Prayer... Why?
Uganda is God’s nation
Publish Date: Oct 09, 2012
On Sunday, October 7, in the year of our Lord 2012, We the people of Uganda came before the Lord in a solemn convocation.
We have come before the Lord for the past 50 days, in fasting, weeping and mourning, humbling ourselves before the Lord God in repentance for our sins as a nation
We recognise that 50 years ago as Uganda was being born, we did not stand in the gap and dedicate our nation to the Lord. We did not seek the Lord’s face and His blessing over our nation.
Instead, we the people and our leaders, made covenants with the kingdom of darkness, we trusted in witchcraft, incantations and sorcery. We handed over our nation to wickedness and we have paid a dear price for those agreements.
In the fi rst 50 years of our existence as a nation, Uganda has experienced every form of evil and calamity. We have suffered civil war, bloodshed, turmoil and insecurity. We have been plagued with epidemics and diseases.
We have endured the reproach of poverty, shame and degradation.
Over the years the name Uganda has been associated with disease, war and poverty. O Lord, we recognise the cause of all our calamity as a nation is that we did not put our trust in you from the very founding of our nation.
But in Your mercy and loving kindness, You did not leave us alone. Even in our darkest seasons, You drew near to us and revealed Yourself to us as a people. You sent Your Spirit to stir up revival and bring the Light of the Gospel to Uganda.
You raised up faithful intercessors that stood in the gap and prayed for Uganda to come out of the darkness and into marvelous Light. You delivered us from war, You saved us from HIV/ AIDS, You did not allow us to be cut off forever.
With a strong hand and outstretched arm, You saved us from the garbage heap of history, You redeemed us and brought us back from the pit and from the grave. We are standing here today, because of Your Mercy, Love and Grace.
This day, as we gather here before You from every walk of life, we confess Father the sins and failures of our past. We ask You to forgive us for the iniquity that we and our ancestors have walked in.
And we ask You to cleanse us as a nation and a people by the
Blood of Jesus and cover the multitude of our sins. Father, as we approach the spiritual gate called Jubilee, we cry out to You for mercy and for Grace.
On our own we are not able to stand but we know that by Your Grace You can make us stand and not fall. We pray, that today will be a new beginning, a fresh start for us as Ugandans, a people in covenant with the Most High God.
And with one voice and one heart, we declare that Uganda is the heart of Africa and will take her place as a prophet nation in the continent of Africa. Lord give us the boldness to be Your Voice In Africa, and let the Truth of Your Word ring out across the world.
Uganda is a land where the heavens kiss the earth and the possibilities are as broad as the horizon. Uganda is a land where the African sun is tamed and the rain gently waters the earth. A land divided by rivers, lakes and streams.
Uganda is a nation where the people’s faces are warm and kind and their welcome is genuine. Our hearts are true and our word is our bond.
We dedicate all the mountains of our society to the Lord God. May they be established on the Rock of our Salvation.
The mountain of the Church, the mountain of Family, the mountain of Education, the mountain of Media, the mountain of Arts and Entertainment, the mountain of Economy and the Mountain of Government.
Father, Let Your Kingdom come and may Your will be done in Uganda. Let Uganda rise up as the fi rst nationally transformed nation in the world. Lord, establish Uganda and let the world come to the Light of our Rising.
Surround Uganda as with a shield; rejoice over this nation in Your Love. Father defend our cause amongst the nations of the world. We cry out to You to restore all the years that the locust and cankerworm stole. Father we cry out RESTORE!
Father, let the Church in Uganda be a transformational Church, that takes the gospel of the Kingdom to all the world.
Father build the Body of Christ in Uganda and let the Lordship of Christ be evident for all to see. Let the world know the Church by our love. We dedicate every family in this country into Your Hands Father, reign over our families and let the true image of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be mirrored in our families.
Lord, we speak to those children yet unborn, that they will live in peace in Uganda and that they will be free to pursue their God given dreams and unlock their full human potential in this nation.
Father we dedicate our Media to You, let this be a tool in Your Hands instead of a weapon in the hands of the enemy. Let the Media in Uganda be a voice for Africa, and let Truth be told without prejudice.
Let our Media be a force for good, for encouragement and for telling a new story in Uganda. Your Story of Restoration.
Father we entrust our Education to You, we ask that the greatest goal of our education system is to disciple future generations in the fear of the Lord. For we know that if that is our foundation, You will establish our education system and the fruit will be wisdom, understanding and knowledge.
Establish our education system on a sound foundation that will instill character, responsibility and virtue so that our children and nation will be exceedingly blessed.
O Lord, we dedicate our Arts, Culture and Entertainment to You. Let them reflect your attributes, wisdom, majesty and power. Let the beauty of Africa be seen in the world.
Lord for so long, Africans have despised what is theirs and loved what is foreign but we pray that You will redeem all areas of our arts, music, fashion, entertainment and culture and let us be a blessing to the nations. Let us discover who we are in Christ and shine that light in the world.
Uganda is a nation where gold is as common as stones and silver as the sand. Our economy is founded on the corner stone of Jesus Christ, we will never be shaken. The value of our currency is pegged to the Name of the Most High God, we are forever strengthened.
Father, remove and cancel the burden of debt from our economy, reverse the age-old trends, let us lend to many nations and not borrow.
We dedicate the forces of our demand and supply, we give our markets to You Lord, remove the reproach of poverty from our people. Even as You usher in unprecedented prosperity, such as the world has never seen, we pray that our eyes will never focus on our wealth, but instead let our greatest wealth and inheritance be our loving relationship with the Most High God
The Lord appoints our leaders; they serve the nation with the servant heart of Jesus Christ. Righteousness and Justice be established in our government and the cry of the widow, orphan or destitute shall never be ignored.
Our judges, legislature and executive work together for the good of the people. They serve the country with excellence and put the needs of the people before any personal gain.
Our leaders rule over us righteously, ruling in the fear of the Lord. The light dawns on Uganda like the morning sun rises on a cloudless day and the grass springs forth out of the earth, through the clear shining after the rain.
We dedicate our nation to You Most High God, from the Rising of the Sun to the going down of the same, we dedicate, every city, town, hamlet into Your Loving Hands; Of those that are and those that are yet to be established.
Lord we speak to the ground, and command it to release the wealth and resources that You laid up for us from the foundation of the earth. Lord, the resources You have bestowed on this country, are a blessing to the people of Uganda, they will be fully utilized to bless the people of Uganda.
The vast minerals in the ground, the oil wealth, the agricultural produce, the energy to power Africa and the world, all our resources are dedicated to the Lord.
The greatest resource we have as a nation is our human resource and the potential of our people will be developed beyond all else.
Lord we speak to the heavens and command the rain to fall in season, and the sun to shine in the right season, so that Uganda will fulfi ll her calling of being the bread basket of Africa and the world. We will feed the world and our stores will always be overfl owing.
Father we speak to the wind, the thunder, the lightning, the land beneath our feet. We command that the earth will no longer vomit it’s inhabitants through landslides, fl oods and other natural disasters. Father bring peace between us and this good land.
Give us the ability to possess it and harness all its vast resources for the service of mankind and the glory of God.
Father, we speak to each others as brothers and we ask that You will bring a true spirit of brotherhood, over all the people of Uganda. Let true brotherhood and unity spread over the member states of the entire East African Community and finally the frontiers of the whole African community.
Lord it is you who set the boundaries of our habitation, You determined that we should live on this continent, therefore Father, we ask that You will make us one people as Africans. Remove the dividing walls between, tongue, tribe and creed, unite us Father under the never fading banner of Jesus Christ and the Love of God.
We cry out to You Father and ask You to give us peace, Lord let us enter into Your rest. Father seal this covenant in the Blood of Jesus and may the Lord mediate this covenant in Love, Truth, and Faithfulness until Yeshua returns.
In Jesus’ Name we covenant this:
20 things to renounce
Therefore, this day, we as Ugandans come into agreement and renounce the following;
We renounce the abominable spirit of idolatry, sorcery, witchcraft and all manner of wickedness
We renounce the abominable acts of human sacrifice and cannibalism
We renounce the spirit of adultery, fornication, polygamy, homosexuality, prostitution and all manner of sexual immorality and infidelity.
We renounce domestic violence, child abuse, neglect, divorce and separation
We renounce drunkenness, drug abuse and every form of substance abuse
We renounce corruption, nepotism and cronyism
We renounce selfishness, self-hatred, lack of patriotism and love for our country
We renounce the poverty mindset and defeatism
We renounce debt and dependence on donor aid
We renounce lack of vision and lack of planning
We renounce the lack of respect for public property and public space
We renounce disorder, chaos, poor sanitation and garbage disposal
We renounce confusion, quarrels, wasting time and laziness
We renounce crime, begging, racketeering and gangs
We renounce apathy and the vagabond spirit
We renounce disunity, riots, divisions, political upheaval and unrest
We renounce assassinations, murder and bloodshed
We renounce tribalism and all manner of religious sectarianism
We renounce the spirit of rebellion and cessation
We renounce the spirit of political intrigue and violence during political transition.
Oh Uganda! may God uphold thee,
We lay our future in thy hand.
Together we’ll always stand.
Oh Uganda! the land of freedom.
Our love and labour we give,
And with neighbours all
At our country’s call
In peace and friendship we’ll live.
Oh Uganda! the land that feeds us
By sun and fertile soil grown.
For our own dear land,
We’ll always stand,
The Pearl of Africa’s Crown.
Mbarara FDC supporters arrested over ‘illegal’ celebrations
By Otushabire Tibyangye & Alfred Tumushabe
Posted Tuesday, October 9 2012 at 17:18
Mr Katembeya was intercepted at Buremba road at midday and ordered to drive to Mbarara Police Station, where he was told to park his vehicle. He was then detained.
Over 10 other activists are said to have been arrested earlier but Daily Monitor could not readily confirm this, with police declining to comment on the arrests.
Police was engaged in running battles with activists in Mbarara town from as early as 11am. The FDC supporters carried and waved black flags to “mourn” 50 years of Uganda’s independence. Information from party members in the district says they were planning to hold a rally at Independence Park.
Southwest Regional Police Commander Martin Abilu confirmed the arrests, saying what the FDC members were doing is illegal. “We warned the public not to hold any illegal cerebrations as per orders from above. This is why there were no parallel cerebrations in the districts apart from national ones at Kololo,” Mr Abilu said at his office.
“We are still carrying out operation. In the evening we shall give the number of those arrested,” Mr Abilu said.
Before his arrest Mr Katembeya told Daily Monitor that there was nothing to celebrate when people cannot enjoy their civil liberties like holding rallies and expressing what concerns them as citizens.
“We are just tired of being policed as if we belong to another country, yet this is our motherland Uganda and we should be allowed to enjoy our rights like the ruling party members,” Mr Katembeya said.
He said nothing will stop them from fighting for their rights even if police continues harassing them.
But Mr Abilu said police would not tolerate lawlessness and said that the arrested would be charged in courts of law.