The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali has called upon all Ugandans to join him in an intensive spiritual time as they pray for Uganda which he says is drifting into a state of “godlessness, lawlessness and perverse disregard of human life and dignity.”
Ntagali, in his Christmas message, noted that there was strong need for believers to put Uganda and the neighbouring countries in prayer because of all the recent political “upheavals, anarchy and often incidents of mysterious killings, deaths and perverse behavioral living.”
The archbishop States that because of the many issues that are affecting the peace and stability of Uganda, there is need to dedicate this final week to prayers and fasting so that God can have mercy on this country.
“I am taking this opportunity to call upon all members of the church of Uganda, all Christians and all God fearing citizens of Uganda to dedicate the week of 18th -24th December 2017 to be a week of fervent prayer and fasting for our nation Uganda,” Ntagali urged.
Additionally, he says that like in the biblical times, now is the time for the religious community in Uganda to take the Ugandan issues to God in prayer because those responsible have been found wanting.
“Ezekiel 22:30:I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I wouldn’t have to destroy it but I found none. So I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger, bringing down on their own heads all they have done, declares the sovereign Lord,” he said.
“I am calling on the churches in Uganda and all believers in Christ throughout Uganda to bear the burden upon ourselves to stand in the gap on behalf of our nation and our people and to humble ourselves in prayers and fasting for the many concerns of our nation and societies. “