The churches may be closed but the Lord’s message to his people is not bound by buildings. The President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has declared Saturday 29 August 2020 a public holiday and a day of national prayers, a decision he says was made after receiving a message from God.
President Museveni says that this came about after someone communicated to him, that God had told him through a vision, to inform the president to organize national prayers to pray for the country. The president being a man of God listened and acted upon this prophesy to pray for the country to overcome the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to Museveni, the day will be celebrated every August 29th and will be a public holiday to dedicate the country to God’s hands.
Therefore, by the powers given to the President of Uganda by section 2(2) of the Public Holidays Act, I declare the 29th of August 2020, a day of National Prayers and a Public Holiday.
“Stay in your houses or compounds and pray. I have invited a few religious leaders to come to Entebbe State House and pray together with Janet and myself when you are all watching on TV or listening on radios.” This he said in a statement released on Thursday 27th August.
The president appealed to all Ugandans to join this massive act of supplication referring to the Gospel of Matthew 7:7 which says, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you.”
With this full knowledge of the power of God, Ugandans will seek to place their fate in the hands of God rather than rely on our own understanding of the disparaging extent of the Coronavirus.