Day 37 Prayer Guide: Public Service

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THURSDAY, 24th SEPTEMBER 2020: PUBLIC SERVICE

PRAYER GUIDE

ISAIAH 51:15-16 (NKJV)
15But I am the Lord your God,
Who divided the sea whose waves roared—
The Lord of hosts is His name.
16And I have put My words in your mouth; [Emphasis Added]
I have covered you with the shadow of My hand,
That I may plant the heavens,
Lay the foundations of the earth, [Emphasis Added]
And say to Zion, ‘You are My people.’”

JEREMIAH 1:9,10 (ESV)
Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me,
Behold, I have put my words in your mouth.
See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms,
to pluck up and to break down,
to destroy and to overthrow,
to build and to plant.”

EZEKIEL 37: 3-5, 7, 9, 10
And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, [Emphasis Added] O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live….
So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, [Emphasis Added] and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone…
Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, [Emphasis Added] Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on
these slain, that they may live.” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, [Emphasis Added] and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.

MARK 11:13-14
And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he
came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. And he said to it, [Emphasis Added] “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it. [Emphasis Added]

MARK 11:22-24
And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, [Emphasis Added] whoever says to this mountain, [Emphasis Added] Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says [Emphasis Added] will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, [Emphasis Added] believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

GUIDING TEXT FOR THE FASTING SEASON

ISAIAH 32:1-8

1Behold, a king will reign in righteousness,
And princes will rule with justice.
2A man will be as a hiding place from the wind,
And a cover from the tempest,
As rivers of water in a dry place,
As the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
3The eyes of those who see will not be dim,
And the ears of those who hear will listen.
4Also the heart of the rash will understand knowledge,
And the tongue of the stammerers will be ready to speak plainly.
5The foolish person will no longer be called generous,
Nor the miser said to be bountiful;
6For the foolish person will speak foolishness,
And his heart will work iniquity:
To practice ungodliness,
To utter error against the Lord,
To keep the hungry unsatisfied,
And he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
7Also the schemes of the schemer are evil;
He devises wicked plans
To destroy the poor with lying words,
Even when the needy speaks justice.
8But a generous man devises generous things,
And by generosity he shall stand.

 

 

Day
Day of the Week
Date
Area of Focus
WEEK SIX
37 Thursday 24th September 2020 Public Service
38 Friday 25th September 2020 The Army and the Reserve Force
39 Saturday 26th September 2020 Border Control
40 Sunday 27th September 2020 Justice, Law and Order
41 Monday 28th September 2020 The Police and LDUs
42 Tuesday 29th September 2020 Prisons and Rehabilitation
WEEK SEVEN
43 Wednesday 30th September 2020 The Legislature
44 Thursday 1st October 2020 Political Organizations
45 Friday 2nd October 2020 The Electoral Commission
46 Saturday 3rd October 2020 The Electorate
47 Sunday 4th October 2020 The 2021 Elections
48 Monday 5th October 2020 Post- Election to Swearing-in
49 Tuesday 6th October 2020 Marketplace Restoration
CONCLUSION
50 Wednesday 7th October 2020 Dedicating the Decade 2020 -2029
Thursday 8th October 2020 Dedicating 2020/2021
Friday 9th October 2020 THANKSGIVING

DATES TO NOTE

CONCLUDING VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Monday, 5th October to Wednesday, 7th October 2020 (6 pm to 9 pm)

CONCLUDING NIGHT VIGIL & DEDICATION OF 2020/2021

Thursday, 8th October 2020

PUBLIC SERVICE

Christ chose to come to earth in the office of a servant. Though He created and owns all things, He clothed himself with humility and came to serve. The office of service is the most exalted office in the Kingdom of God.  It is God’s expressed will that those to whom He has delegated His authority, whether in the home, pulpit, or public arena imitate the example set by Christ. The Bible outlines several traits of character required for public leadership. These include perseverance, forgiveness, vulnerability, moderation, courage, and, a commitment to integrity and moral uprightness. While public leaders are not church leaders, public leadership like church leadership is based on the ethical foundation of character. For example a known thief or murderer is undesirable for leadership in any sane part of the world – a reason why the most common response to allegations of misconduct against leaders globally is to “deny any wrongdoing”. Ethical public leaders exhibit the highest levels of character.

Public service is service that is provided by government to people living within its jurisdiction, either directly or by financing private provision of services. The term is associated with a social consensus that certain services should be available to all, regardless of income. Following the decentralization policy adopted in 1997, Uganda’s Public Service can be grouped into that provided at the central government level and that at the local government level. The Public Service is also divided into many subgroups including:

  • The traditional civil service recruited by the Public Service Commission
  • Teachers appointed by the Education Service Commission
  • Health workers recruited by the Health Service Commission, and
  • Workers in semi-autonomous entities recruited by boards of these respective entities such as the Uganda Revenue Authority, Uganda National Roads Authority, the Uganda Electoral Commission and public universities, among others.

The 1995 Constitution outlines the recruitment and management of public servants and assigns the President the power of appointing all persons above the level of head of department into the Public Service. Thus, apart from appointing the executive, which includes cabinet ministers, the Head of State appoints all those with a position of responsibility in public administration.

The Ministry of Public Service provides strategic and managerial leadership on all matters of Human Resource in Uganda’s Public Service. The Ministry has three directorates: Management Services, Inspection & Quality Assurance, and Human Resource Management. The Ministry sets policy, manages remuneration (pension and salaries) and provides training through the Civil Service College. As at December 2019 there were just over 320,000 employees on the active Government payroll. These include staff in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), health workers, Local Government employees, the teaching service, (primary, secondary and tertiary), the security services and Public Universities.

SCRIPTURES FOR PRAYER AND PROCLAMATION

PHILIPIANS 2:5-11
Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

MATTHEW 20:25-28
But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

1 KINGS 12:6,7
Then King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he was yet alive, saying, “How do you advise me to answer this people?” And they said to him, “If you will be a servant to this people today and serve them, and speak good words to them when you answer them, then they will be your servants forever.

DANIEL 6:1-4
It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom 120 satraps, to be throughout the whole kingdom; and over them three high officials, of whom Daniel was one, to whom these satraps should give account, so that the king might suffer no loss. Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other high officials and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. Then the high officials and the satraps sought to find a ground for complaint against Daniel with regard to the kingdom, but they could find no ground for complaint or any fault, because he was faithful, and no error or fault was found in him.

I TIMOTHY 2:1-4:
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

ROMANS 13:1-7
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

EXODUS 18:21-26
Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens. And let them judge the people at all times. Every great matter they shall bring to you, but any small matter they shall decide themselves. So it will be easier for you, and they will bear the burden with you. If you do this, God will direct you, you will be able to endure, and all this people also will go to their place in peace.”
So Moses listened to the voice of his father-in-law and did all that he had said. Moses chose able men out of all Israel and made them heads over the people, chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens. And they judged the people at all times. Any hard case they brought to Moses, but any small matter they decided themselves.

WORSHIP CHRIST THE SERVANT

PHILIPIANS 2:5-11
Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 THANK GOD FOR:

The men and women that are in leadership in the Ministry of Public Service, and

  • The Public Service Commission
  • The Education Service Commission
  • The Health Service Commission, and
  • The semi-autonomous entities like the Uganda Revenue Authority, the Uganda Electoral Commission and public universities, among others.
  • The good policies, systems and structures that the Public Services oversee to be implemented, for the benefit of the nation.
  • The Ministry’s Departments and Agencies and all the people employed by the Government for their service to the nation and for the important contribution they make to the smooth running of service delivery.

 PROCLAMATION FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

A Declaration Of What We Are Praying For And What We See As God Answers Prayer

 God is raising leaders for all levels of the Public Service in Uganda: the Public Service Commission, Education Service Commission, Health Service Commission, the semi-autonomous entities recruited by boards of these respective entities, public universities and the services offered by the local governments.

They will lead in righteousness, justice, mercy and truth.

Through their leadership Uganda will completely turn around.

They will be wise, understanding, experienced and able men and women who fear God, are trustworthy and hate bribes.

They will be ethical public leaders with the highest level of character and integrity.

They will demonstrate respect and carry the spirit of service as they exercise their leadership as servants of the populace.

These leaders will be as a hiding place from the wind and a cover from the storms experienced by the citizens of Uganda.

They will be a source of refreshment and renewal for the public service and the citizens of Uganda as rivers of water in a dry place.

They will be a covering from the heat experienced by Ugandans just like the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.

They will have the determination to scatter and punish the wicked.

The righteous will flourish in the Public Service and Ugandans will rejoice and not mourn or groan.

There will be a hatred for wrongdoing in the Public Service.

Those tearing down the country by giving and receiving bribes will be scattered.

The wicked in the Public Service establishment- the corrupt, immoral, opportunists, idolaters, liars, evil counselors, thieves and all those who do not have the interests of the nation at heart – will fall from places of authority in the Public Service.

Leadership in the Public Service will be locked up spiritually for idolaters; the corrupt; those who practice iniquity and ungodliness; those who utter error against the Lord; those who scheme evil and devise wicked plans to destroy the poor with lying words; those who keep the hungry unsatisfied; and those who cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. 

Rather the generous and upright will stand and the righteous will flourish.

Through the leadership of the Public Service the eyes and ears of Ugandans will open up so that our eyes will not be dim, neither our ears dull.

 Those who are rash, careless and ignorant will gain understanding of knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers will be trained to speak plainly.

Wisdom and honor will have true meanings in the Public Service.

Foolishness and wickedness will be despised and overthrown.

The Ministry of Public Service will be efficient in carrying out its mandate to provide strategic and managerial leadership on all matters of human resource in Uganda’s Public Service.

Uganda will have increasingly efficient and effective public service in the unfolding years.

AMEN

 

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