President Museveni dedicates Uganda to God

The following was a prayer from President Museveni as Uganda celebrated 50 years of Independence on October 9, 2012.

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 our 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-surbodination, strife and conflict.

These and many others have characterised 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 for ever. In the Name of the Father Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

The following article was published in the New Vision, one of the leading newspapers in Uganda, on October 9, 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.

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.

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.