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TUESDAY, 25th AUGUST 2020 – COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

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.”

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.

WEEK ONE (19th – 25th August 2020)

Day Day of the Week Date Area of Focus
WEEK ONE
1 Wednesday 19th August 2020 Personal Preparation
2 Thursday 20th August 2020 Families
3 Friday 21st August 2020 Youth and Children
4 Saturday 22nd August 2020 The Elderly and Disabled
5 Sunday 23rd August 2020 Church Leadership
6 Monday 24th August 2020 Culture and Values
7 Tuesday 25th August 2020 Community Leadership
WEEK TWO
8 Wednesday 26th August 2020 Medical Service Delivery
9 Thursday 27th August 2020 Sanitation and Community Health
10 Friday 28th August 2020 Pharmaceuticals and Herbals
11 Saturday 29th August 2020 NGO and CBOs
12 Sunday 30th August 2020 Education
13 Monday 31st August 2020 Science, Research, Innovation
14 Tuesday 1st September 2020 Information Communication and Technology
WEEK THREE
15 Wednesday 2nd September 2020 Labour & Employment
16 Thursday 3rd September 2020 Banks and Finance
17 Friday 4th September 2020 Domestic Revenue
18 Saturday 5th September 2020 Transport and Logistics
19 Sunday 6th September 2020 Manufacturing & Industry
20 Monday 7th September 2020 Entrepreneurship, Trade and Commerce
21 Tuesday 8th September 2020 Land Management
WEEK FOUR
22 Wednesday 9th September 2020 Water Management
23 Thursday 10th September 2020 Biodiversity & the Natural Environment
24 Friday 11th September 2020 Livestock, Fisheries and Agriculture
25 Saturday 12th September 2020 Energy
26 Sunday 13th September 2020 Minerals
27 Monday 14th September 2020 Tourism and Hospitality
28 Tuesday 15th September 2020 Housing and Construction
WEEK FIVE
29 Wednesday 16th September 2020 Entertainment and Celebration
30 Thursday 17th September 2020 Sports and Recreation
31 Friday 18th September 2020 International Cooperation
32 Saturday 19th September 2020 International Geopolitics
33 Sunday 20th September 2020 Africa, Israel and the Nations
34 Monday 21st September 2020 The Executive
35 Tuesday 22nd September 2020 Cabinet
WEEK SIX
36 Wednesday 23rd September 2020 Local Government
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

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

JEREMIAH 29:7
But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf,
for in its welfare you will find your welfare.

As we close off the week of focus on families and related communities, today we are addressing leadership in our communities. God loves the places where people live. It is there that the people Jesus died for are in high concentration. Satan on the other hand seeks to set up obstacles to the kingdom of God advancing in the place where you live. Both the kingdoms of light and darkness target leadership because whoever controls the leadership of the community has an upper hand in pushing their agenda.

The Jewish exiles carried off to captivity to Babylon in Jeremiah’s day were very eager to go back to Jerusalem quickly. However God had other plans; they were to stay in exile for seventy years. So God told them to settle down and participate in the life of the foreign cities they had been carried off to. We too are pilgrims in this world and are often tempted to have the same mentality the Jewish exiles had: one of not participating in the life of the city/community or promoting its welfare. We become too heavenly minded for any earthly good.

However, trouble in the community does not usually differentiate between the inhabitants. It is like the sun and rain that affect the righteous and the wicked without distinction. So God told the Jewish exiles to do three things:

  • Seek the peace of the city to which He had carried them
  • Seek the prosperity of the city to which He had carried them,
  • Pray to the Lord on behalf of the city.

Seeking the peace (shalom – total wellbeing) of our communities, means includes getting involved in the leadership of our communities. Seeking the prosperity of our communities means getting involved in community development. Community development according to the United Nations is the process of where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems.

SCRIPTURES FOR PRAYER AND PROCLAMATION

Psalm 133:1-3
How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity. It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down upon the collar of his robes.

EXODUS 18:21
But select capable men from all the people – men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain – and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.

DEUTERONOMY 16:18-22
Appoint judges and officials for each of your tribes in every town the LORD your God is giving you, and they shall judge the people fairly. Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous. Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the LORD your God is giving you. Do not set up any wooden Asherah pole beside the altar you build to the LORD your God, and do not erect a sacred stone, for these the LORD your God hates.

1 Peter 2:13-14
Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.”

Genesis 13: 8
So Abram said to Lot, “Please let there be no strife between you and me, and between my
herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brethren.

WORSHIP

Let us worship the God of Unity and Wisdom who enables community leaders to rally people together to innovate solutions for the development of the areas where they lead. The God of Abraham who gave him wisdom.

THANKSGIVING

  • Thank God for the unity expressed in Ugandan Communities that contributes to developing community structures like schools and water sources.
  • Thank God for communities’ adherence to the Presidential directive on Lock Down that helped in flattening Uganda’s curve for a long period.

PROCLAMATIONS ON COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

Behold, God is raising leaders for our communities who will lead in righteousness and justice. These will be capable men and women who fear God and are not corrupt. They will not pervert justice or show partiality and will hate bribes.

As the Body of Christ awakens from slumber and takes on her role to disciple the nation and its communities, many of these leaders will be sons and daughters of the Kingdom of light. They will be peacemakers who will foster harmony between citizens.

They will be as a hiding place from the wind for their communities and a cover from the storm. They will be a source of refreshment and renewal as rivers of water in a dry place. They will be a covering from the heat of our times just like the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.

They will be servant leaders and will leave their communities become much better than they found them. Through their leadership, they will open up the eyes and ears of citizens and banish ignorance and daftness.

They will have firm hands on the errant in society and workers of evil and iniquity. As a result wisdom and honor will be restored to their true meanings; generosity will abound and foolishness and wickedness will be despised. The fool will no longer be called ‘Noble’ neither will the crook be called ‘Honorable’.

The company of leaders who practice iniquity and ungodliness, and those who utter error against the Lord will diminish. So will the corrupt leaders who keep the hungry unsatisfied, and cause the drink of the thirsty to fail together with those who scheme evil and devise wicked plans to destroy the poor with lying words. Rather the generous and upright will stand and the righteous will flourish in this new season. AMEN!

 

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