Sunday, November 25, 2012

The President Gives Thanks to God ...

The Ugandan newssite New Vision reports President Yoweri Museveni celebrated Uganda’s 50th anniversary of independence from Britain at the National Jubilee Prayers event by publicly repenting of his personal sin and the sins of the nation.

“I stand here today to close the evil past, and especially in the last 50 years of our national leadership history and at the threshold of a new dispensation in the life of this nation. I stand here on my own behalf and on behalf of my predecessors to repent. We ask for your forgiveness,” Museveni prayed.
“We confess these sins, which have greatly hampered our national cohesion and delayed our political, social and economic transformation. We confess sins of idolatry and witchcraft which are rampant in our land. We confess sins of shedding innocent blood, sins of political hypocrisy, dishonesty, intrigue and betrayal,” Museveni said.
“Forgive us of sins of pride, tribalism and sectarianism; sins of laziness, indifference and irresponsibility; sins of corruption and bribery that have eroded our national resources; sins of sexual immorality, drunkenness and debauchery; sins of unforgiveness, bitterness, hatred and revenge; sins of injustice, oppression and exploitation; sins of rebellion, insubordination, strife and conflict,” Museveni prayed.
Next, the president dedicated Uganda to God.
“We want to dedicate this nation to you so that you will be our God and guide. We want Uganda to be known as a nation that fears God and as a nation whose foundations are firmly rooted in righteousness and justice to fulfill what the Bible says in Psalm 33:12: Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. A people you have chosen as your own,” Museveni prayed.

Okay, so it's not our president of the United States; we could only wish he could be like this man from Uganda.  But I am pleased that there ARE such REAL LEADERS in this world.

You can read the full story about the Ugandan President's prayer here:


  1. Wonderful! My favorite priest here in OKC is from Uganda! He is celebrating his 25th anniversary as a priest this week. I will print this off and give it to him!

  2. Things going on in Africa are among the things which give me hope. I occasionally worry a bit about my financial matters (although on another post I mentioned my resolve to NOT worry in this Year of Faith), and the economic improvements in central Africa seem to me to be good areas to place investments in the future.