Patience Rwabogo Museveni lead Pastor of Covenant Nations Church (CNC) has urged christians to intercede for the 2021 elections.
The 50-day fasting season aimed at praying for the 2021 general elections in Uganda have been spear headed by Uganda Jubilee Network whose mission is to disciple nations in the ways of God by accelerating the fulfillment if the Great Commission as well the fasting is aimed at dedicating the new decade before God.
In a press statement issued by CNC Pastor Peter Ochero Simon said that “The situation at hand now globally warrants nothing less than righteous, fervent, committed and consistent prayers accompanied with prayers and especially with fasting (James 5:6)
The fasting season started 19th August, 2020 and will go on till 7th October 2020. As earlier reported by authorities, Uganda will most-likely hold a presidential election between Jan. 10 and Feb. 8, 2021.
Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, the election commission chairman, told media the commission had restricted campaign rallies in a bid to slow the spread of the new coronavirus and urged candidates to use media instead to get their messages to voters.
In the statement, Pastor Ochero cited media reports that alleged election periods in the past were so much associated with witchcraft and bloodshed, especially child sacrifice.
“I therefore call upon everyone to rise up from your sleep and allow not the enemy override the nation, brotheren leave your comfort zone and intercede for your motherland,” he said, quoting 1 Samuel 15:23, Leviticus 33:6, 19:31, 20:6 and Genesis 18:22.
“It’s with this in mind and heart that the pastorate of Covenant Nations Church asks all of you as the body of Christ to unanimously join hands in prayer and fasting starting on Wednesday 19/8/2020 up to the 7/10/2020. May the Lord bless you as you stand up to your call in Jesus name,” he continued.
Uganda Jubilee Network includes Christian leaders from the National Fellowship of Born Again Churches of Uganda, Evangelical Fellowship of Uganda, World Trumpet Mission, Intercessors for Uganda and Church of Uganda