The 19th Uganda National Prayer Breakfast is slated for 8th October, 2017 at Hotel Africana – Kampala.
Running under a theme “as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15), Pastor Toruli Olusegun from the Institute of National Transformation Nigeria is expected to be the main preacher of the day.
The President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, Members of Parliament, religious leaders and other related stakeholders are expected to attend this annual event organised by Parliament.
Uganda National Prayer Breakfast can be traced back to a number of pioneering individuals who introduced the idea of bringing together national and international leaders from different Political, Social – Economic sectors and religious denominations with a purpose of committing the country to God and fellowshipping together.
Funds for running the activities of the Prayer Breakfast are reportedly contributed by Members of Parliament, corporate organizations and in recent years, government/Parliamentary Commissions have also made contributions when requested.
“The Holy books tell us that leadership comes from God, meaning, you have been chosen by God to come and serve His people. Accordingly, I encourage you to take advantage of the Uganda Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast Fellowship, as a platform for your spiritual growth and renewal.” A recent statement from the Speaker of Parliament to the House reads.
Kabweri County MP Francis Gonahasa told media on Thursday he is optimistic that prayers will change things in Uganda.
Mitooma District MP Jova Kamateeka said: “it is time to invite God into the issues of the country.”
The very first Uganda National Prayer Breakfast was held at the Sheraton Hotel on 5 December 1991 under the theme “Love of God in Government”. Over the years, different Christian figures have graced this occasion including the late Dr Myles Munroe.