President Yoweri Museveni:
“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 first 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 first 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 fulfill her calling of being the bread basket of Africa and the world. We will feed the world and our stores will always be overflowing.
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, floods 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.”