President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni are set to host the 22nd National Prayer Breakfast ceremony at State House Entebbe on Thursday ahead of the 58th Independence Anniversary.
Museveni made the announcement on his social pages on Wednesday and appealed to all citizens to pray for the nation.
“Tomorrow, First Lady Janet and I will host the 22nd National Prayer Breakfast at State House Entebbe. Let us all pray for our country,” said Museveni.
The National Prayer Breakfast, organized by Parliament, brings together people from all faiths and political parties, representatives from all branches of government, members of the diplomatic corps, the business community, national and international guests to pray and encourage each other as a family.
Every year the event is joined by delegations from the East African Community, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, US, Europe and Asia, among others, to pray together as stewards of God.
This year’s event under the Theme: “God Will Heal and Protect our Land”, is for first time going to be physically attended by limited numbers of people at State House due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is going to be broadcast live on television and social media platforms.
The Chairperson Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast, David Bahati, who is also State Minister of Finance in charge of planning, said the event is meant to deepen relationship between leaders and God.
“The essence of the prayer breakfast is to remind legislators and leaders in the country of their role in making laws, policies and decisions which develop mankind as children of God and to deepen our relationship with God,” said Bahati.
Adding: “It is also to give our Nation that Spiritual strength, to renew and strengthen those bonds of brotherhood with the faithful across the country and around the world.”
He said powerful testimonies are going to be made by guests from Uganda and abroad.