SATURDAY, 26th SEPTEMBER 2020: BORDER CONTROL
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.
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]
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
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 of the Week
Area of Focus
|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|
|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|
|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 (7 pm to 9 pm)
CONCLUDING NIGHT VIGIL & DEDICATION OF 2020/2021
Thursday, 8th October 2020
The first line of defense for any country is at its borders. Uganda’s borderline is about 2697 kilometres. Its northern border with South Sudan covers a stretch of 434 kilometres; the eastern borderline with Kenya, 933 kilometres; southern border with Tanzania, 637 kilometres; the southwestern border with Rwanda, 169 kilometres; and the western Democratic Republic of Congo, 764 kilometres. The border can be a physical barrier, but it also can serve as a trade and economic opportunity, a balance that states must maintain in their border regimens.
The geopolitical location of Uganda as a land-locked country and its proximity in the Great Lakes region exposes it to the adverse effects of instability in the region. Uganda hosts hundreds of thousands of refuges from her neighbours. The influx of refugees comes with economic, social, and political consequences, including infiltration by terrorists. On the other hand much trade takes place across borders, for example Sudan offers the largest market for Uganda’s exports, yet within five months of the outbreak of civil war, Uganda’s export revenue from South Sudan dropped by about 80 percent.
No state unilaterally controls its borders; borders are shared between two or more states, and their control is a mutual responsibility. Cooperation and information sharing are indispensable. Globalization, which is characterized by internationalization of production, liberalization of trade, and development of communication technology, has led to the erosion of borders. With the increasing movement of people and goods across borders, governments face a challenge of finding the right balance between keeping the borders open and keeping them secure and controlled. Protecting our borders from the illegal movement of weapons, drugs, illegal imports, and people, while promoting lawful trade and travel, is essential to homeland security, economic prosperity, and national sovereignty.
East Africa has been a volatile region, facing numerous challenges from political, military and economic instability. Such conditions have placed great strain on the border management of Uganda, exposing its borders as being vulnerable to irregular movements and mass migrations. The pressures on Uganda’s borders are also a major contributing factor to other cross border issues such as trafficking in persons and smuggling of precious materials which fuel conflicts.
It is the function of the state to restrict territorial access by deterring infiltration of hostile groups or individuals into the country.
SCRIPTURES FOR PRAYER AND PROCLAMATION
When the Most High divided their inheritance to the nations, When He separated the sons of Adam, He set the boundaries of the peoples According to the number of the children of Israel.
You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you have made summer and winter.
Violence shall no more be heard in your land, devastation or destruction within your borders;
you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise.
And I will set your border from the Red Sea to the Sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the Euphrates, for I will give the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you.
“You shall not move your neighbor’s landmark, which the men of old have set, in the inheritance
that you will hold in the land that the Lord your God is giving you to possess.
WORSHIP GOD WHO SECURES OUR BORDERS
Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!
For he strengthens the bars of your gates; he blesses your children within you.
He makes peace in your borders; he fills you with the finest of the wheat.
THANK GOD FOR:
- The men and women that are in charge of our national borders
- Preventing the early escalation of COVID-19 cases in Uganda through increased control and monitoring of our borders.
- Putting a halt to the entry and exit of resources this year, especially human resources.
- The time we have had time to evaluate who we are as a nation, the areas we need to improve and how; without interruption.
PROCLAMATION OVER OUR BORDERS
A Declaration Of What We Are Praying For And What We See As God Answers Prayer
God is raising leaders in Immigration and Border Control that will lead in righteousness, justice,
mercy and truth.
Through their leadership Uganda will be well protected from external aggressors, and border trade
They will be wise, understanding, experienced and able men and women who fear God, are
trustworthy and hate bribes.
They will demonstrate respect and carry the spirit of service as they exercise their leadership
as servants of the populace.
These leaders will be a defence for Uganda, a hiding place from the wind and a
cover from the storms blowing in from abroad.
They will be a source of refreshment and renewal for the citizens of Uganda
as rivers of water in a dry place.
They will be a protection and covering from the heat and threats of external aggression just like
the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
As a result Ugandans will live in peace and safety and no one shall make us afraid.
There will be a hatred for wrongdoing at our Border controls.
Those tearing down the country by giving and receiving bribes will be scattered.
Those who do not have the interests of the nation at heart – will fall from places of authority in
Immigration and Border Control.
There will be adequate infrastructure at border posts, adequate modern equipment, and adequate
Law enforcement, intelligence, military, and diplomatic counterterrorism measures will effectively
check terrorist maneuvers and keep the country safe from terrorism.
There will be good inter-agency cooperation on border security.
There will be good relations, cooperation and information sharing with all the neighbouring states with a well-coordinated regional and international cooperation framework.
Border disputes will be resolved and there will be good cooperation with local communities. Uganda will evolve systems that will mitigate and manage the dilemma of porous borders to the benefit of business, law and order in Uganda.