Day 46 Prayer Guide: The Electorate

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SATURDAY, 3rd OCTOBER 2020: THE ELECTORATE

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 SEVEN
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 (7 pm to 9 pm)

CONCLUDING NIGHT VIGIL & DEDICATION OF 2020/2021

Thursday, 8th October 2020

 

THE ELECTORATE

The literal Greek translation of democracy is “rule by the people.” This system rejects the right of a minority to rule over everyone else. However what is meant by “democracy” in the modern world is different and has many different brands. The people as a whole do not rule themselves rather they select between rival leaders just as they choose between rival brands and commodities, but the elected leaders make the actual “product” i.e. policy. It is a kind of market place where competing leaders display their roles to the consuming public to choose from. Democratic elections are about choice between competing candidates and the issues they intend to follow if elected. There are many ways the electorate can participate: joining political parties, informing themselves on political issues, discussing and debating issues and voting.

There is no perfect human system and this political system has its flaws. First, elected officials can betray the trust placed on them by the electorate and make laws that benefit themselves or particular groups rather than a majority of the people. Second, a multiparty system representative democracy works through political parties that are often lead by such a small group of people. Real power lies in the hands of a small elite of political activists (oligarchy) with the electorate as passive subjects. Third, voters usually have very little political knowledge about complex public policy issues and so tend to be disengaged leaving elected officials with a free hand to do what they want even if it is not in the public interest. Finally it is important to note that God does not necessarily follow the will of the people.

However, this is the system being used and voting is at the very heart of it. Most people take elections for granted and do not fully understand the processes involved. There is a widespread attitude of apathy among born again believers in matters to do with politics. We also have failed in presenting righteous people for leadership. It has not been unusual to see Christians flocking to churches in droves to pray for the nation when most of them have not bothered to register as voters. There is an urgent need for a wake up call from slumber. We need to understand that not only is the Church the conscience of the nation, it is also the salt and light of the world. To serve their purposes, salt must permeate food and light must go out into darkness. Similarly Christians must permeate and influence every sector of society including politics if we are to fulfill our God given mandate.

SCRIPTURES FOR PRAYER AND PROCLAMATION

JOSHUA 24:15
And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

DEUTERONOMY 30:19
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death,
blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live,

DEUTERONOMY 1:13-15
Choose for your tribes wise, understanding, and experienced men, and I will appoint them as your heads.’ And you answered me, ‘The thing that you have spoken is good for us to do.’ So I took the heads of your tribes, wise and experienced men, and set them as heads over you, commanders of thousands, commanders of hundreds, commanders of fifties, commanders of tens, and officers, throughout your tribes.

PROVERBS 18:18 (NLT)
Casting lots can end arguments; it settles disputes between powerful opponents.

PROVERBS 16:33 (MSG)
Make your motions and cast your votes, but GOD has the final say.

PROVERBS 11:1 (CEV)
The LORD hates anyone who cheats, but he likes everyone who is honest.

PROVERBS 29:2
When the righteous are [increased] in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the
people mourn.

WORSHIP GOD WHO BRINGS TO LIFE THINGS THAT ARE DEAD

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.

THANK GOD FOR:

  • The enthusiastic way that Ugandans have generally awoken to participating in elections.
  • The answers to prayer over the decades that have resulted in civil peace across the nation to the extent that Uganda now is a place of refuge for people from several troubled African nations.

PROCLAMATION OVER THE ELECTORATE

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

As Ezekiel spoke to the valley of dry bones, we speak to the electorate in Uganda and say to you:

From you God is raising righteous and just leadership for Uganda

As God visits you in a major way throughout the country in the coming years, righteousness, justice, mercy, and truth will be established as pillars among you the citizens of Uganda and will become the yardstick for leadership just as it is with God’s throne.

Out of you will arise servant leaders that will primarily exercise their leadership as servants of the populace.

Like Jesus Christ who was the servant leader par excellence and laid down His life for his followers, they will be leaders that serve.

At all levels of Ugandan society quality, qualified righteous, visionary and foresighted leaders like Joseph will emerge and be exalted to positions of leadership in the upcoming elections
and the years beyond.

Like Joseph who received from God a 14-year plan for the nation of Egypt and was able to correctly interpret, and then implement it as Prime Minister in that land, they will have vision and foresight.

This happened on the continent of Africa and God will do it again in your nation and continent.

These leaders will like Joseph be as a hiding place from the wind and a cover from storms. They will turn around the wildernesses and desolate places in national life into fruitful fields

They will serve the nation of Uganda, laying down their lives and not exploiting and taking advantage of you.

They will shelter the nation from political, economic, social and international winds and storms.

Their shadow will act as a protection and shield over the land, people, resources and institutions.

They will refresh the nation, its communities and institutions like a drink of water refreshes a weary desert traveller.

They will be honest, speak the truth and open the eyes of the citizens to see the truth and to view new horizons and possibilities.

Foolishness and wickedness will be despised and overthrown.

They will be leaders like the sons of Issachar in David’s days that will understand the times and what Uganda ought to align itself in this increasingly global world.

Uganda will be delivered from leadership with no sense of national purpose or direction but only serve selfish, narrow-minded and shortsighted interests in their exercise of leadership.

They will be transformational leaders of the calibre of David, a man after God’s heart, called from shepherding the sheep and made shepherd over the nation of Israel.

Like him, they will rule with integrity of heart and skillfulness of hands.

They will treat the nation, its people and resources as God’s inheritance and not as objects for self-promotion.

Like David, who took a bunch of men who were discontented, in debt and in distress and so empowered them that they become mighty men in the land; who at the beginning of his reign found a nation in ruins after a civil war but left a legacy of peace and prosperity with the nation standing at the threshold of its golden age, these leaders will arise across the spectrum of your society: men and women who will leave their areas of jurisdiction and communities many times better than they found them and who will empower those they lead to fulfill their potential in life. They will be a source of refreshment and renewal for Uganda as rivers of water in a dry place.

They will be wise, well learned, and quick in understanding, incorruptible men and women of integrity like Daniel whose contemporaries and enemies won’t be able to find charge or fault with.

They will be like Queen Esther who fearlessly confronted evil and was ready to put her life on the line for the sake of her people.

They will be selfless like Nehemiah who was so diligent in his work and so committed to the emancipation of his people that for 12 years he forfeited his salary and his legitimate allowances as the Governor of Judah in order not to burden the people that he was leading. These men and women will bring healing to the various wounds inflicted on the land,
institutions and peoples of Uganda.

They will unite the land rather than divide it; they will foster unity and love instead of sectarianism and division; they will spearhead community and national development instead of
concentrating on improving their lot and fattening their bank accounts.

They will be leaders who sit in God’s counsel; not those who sit in the counsel of hell – satanic apostles who carry satanic anointing, and unleash evil on the land.

The devices of the crafty will be disappointed so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

The schemes of the wily and wicked will be expose and sweep away.

Those who do things justly and righteously will flourish in this nation.

Among you the electorate, there will be a hatred for wrongdoing.

Giving and receiving bribes around elections will be despised and rejected

Your value system will change to shun falsehood and prize uprightness in character when choosing
people for leadership.

You will increasingly focus on selecting into office candidates who are competent, God fearing,
incorruptible and full of integrity.

The righteous leaders will become emboldened to present themselves for leadership.

You will no longer be gullible to deception by crafty politicians with empty words.

The Spirit of God will quicken you to do your civic duty and resist lame excuses of laziness,
complacence and indifference

You will cease to be blinded by sectarianism and petty material gain to give away their treasured
mandate of choosing leaders.

You will increasingly choose to vote on principles rather than on partisan lines.

Your citizens have equal meaningful access to electoral and campaign information

Those who call themselves wise in their craftiness, will be turned backward and the tokens of liars
will be frustrated.

The fortifications of witchcraft and wickedness will be unmasked and confounded.

The corridors of leadership will increasingly be closed to those who make sacrifices to idols and
those who debase themselves to counsel of hell.

The seats of power will be blocked from greedy and corrupt men and women.

Wicked scepters of leadership (witchcraft, idolatry, human sacrifice, corruption, oppression, injustice, immorality, etc.) will increasingly be broken over the nation and wicked and unjust leaders will be removed.

Now and in the years ahead, wherever they exist in your land, leaders who put self-interest before the interests of those that they lead will experience divine judgment and fall from places of
authority.

The corridors of power will close for:

The Jezebel company (1 Kings 18) – those who manipulate leaders and usurp their power

The Shephatiah company (Jeremiah 38) – those who abuse power and persecute the righteous The Johanan company (Jeremiah 43) – those who are rebellious to God ordained leadership The Ahithophel company of advisors (2 Samuel 16,17) – those giving wicked advice to leaders – sometimes like Ahithophel they are religious leaders

The Absalom and Adonijah companies (2 Samuel 15 & 1 Kings 1) – those bent on taking over
power by scheming and military alliances and means.

But the righteous will flourish and Ugandans will rejoice and not mourn or groan.

AMEN

 

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