“We know it very well that some people including MPs and political leaders are not happy with the outcome of the parliamentary bill on age limit, we ask them to join us as we pray for God’s guidance,” Kiganda said.
PIC:Bishop David Kiganda of Christianity Focus Ministries briefs journalists about the 12th annual National Prayer Day and Night at Old Kampala SS playground on December 31, 2017. /Photo Eddie Ssejjoba
Pastors have called upon political leaders especially those who are hurt by the outcome of the Age Limit bill which was recently passed in parliament to turn to God for guidance and intervention as they prepare to enter into the New Year, which they said has been declared as a year of peace and prosperity.
"One of the reasons we gather to pray together as we end and usher in a new year is to pray for issues like what happened in parliament because we need God's guidance on some critical issues," said Bishop David Kiganda of Christian Focus Ministries.
He called upon every individual to ‘cross his own Jordan', similar to the Biblical verses where Joshua led the children of Israel to cross River Jordan on dry land.
Briefing journalists about preparations for the 12th National Prayer Day and Night on December 31 and January 1 at Old Kampala Secondary School playground, Kiganda said; "We know it very well that some people including MPs and political leaders are not happy with the outcome of the parliamentary bill on age limit, we ask them to join us as we pray for God's guidance," Kiganda said.
"God is going to make 2018 a prosperous year, so all Members of Parliament, Resident District Commissioners, and all national leaders should join the prayer day and night," he said.
According to Kiganda, a number of Ugandans have always been curtailed with vast challenges in their lives, families, places of work before the national prayers but after they give testimonies of achievements.
Pastor Michael Kimuli, who will be one of the speakers, said that one of the purposes of holding a national day and night prayer is to pray for ‘Uganda the nation'.
He said they were going to pray for national issues like the recent age limit bill, which could have left many people's minds divided.
"We shall pray for such issues that disturbed many Ugandans especially our destiny as a nation, salvation and taping the national resources, which remain unexploited," he explained.
According to Kimuli, there was a serious concern that Uganda as a nation has not fully tapped into its rich natural resources to accumulate wealth, calling for leaders to put hands together to ensure the country benefits from the available resources.
He said the prayers, with a theme, "You will cross your Jordan today," (Deuteronomy 9:1-2) should signify Uganda moving together for the same destiny and ‘possess the gate' into a new season.
He said 2018 is regarded as a year of prophesy and believers know that ‘God is going to do a lot for Uganda'.
He cautioned people, regardless of their faith, to avoid entering the year while in bars drinking, in promiscuity and other bad acts but endeavor to start it in the hands of God.