Praying Out Corruption: Uprooting Corruption and Replanting
“I first met Mrs. Allen Kagina in Uganda in 2004. She had just been asked by President Museveni to direct the Uganda Revenue Authority which at the time was considered to be the second most corrupt institution—public or private—in the nation. Taxes were being avoided. Corruption was rampant. The country was dependent on foreign aid to the tune of 46% of her budget. The number of URA employees was exorbitantly out of proportion. People would have to be dismissed. Guilty parties would have to be brought to justice. It would take a great deal of wisdom, courage and creative genius to revert the situation. Mrs. Kagina, together with her intercessor husband, Paul, employed prayer, dedicating the Agency to the Lord and raising up prayer from without and within. So powerful was the change in the spiritual climate, Allen related to us on one occasion that a prominent leader in the business community had recently called her personally, saying, ‘I need to come see you to repent for not having paid my taxes. Please calculate what I owe and please add the interest due.’” (Dave Thompson)1
“And Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, because he, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.’” (Luke 19:9-10; NASB)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer1:
With eyes of faith, visualize corruption being uprooted by the power and presence of God across our land. Let your faith arise!
Pray for a visitation of the Holy Spirit and courage upon the people of faith who are working in environments compromised by corruption.
Keep speaking peace and blessing over the “houses” of Government, Business and Industry, and Education, beginning in Washington, all the way to your community.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, cause faith to arise in me, so that I can believe that corruption in America can be uprooted by Your power and presence. Do for the U. S. what you did for Mrs. Allen Kagina in Uganda. I pray that you would visit Your people who are working in corrupt environments in business, and especially in government. Grant them courage and boldness to confront this darkness, Lord. We say, “Grace, grace, grace” to corruption in the mountains of Business, Education and Government. Deliver, Jesus, deliver! Work miracles on our behalf. Amen.
As we pray, God will deliver the arenas of influence in business, education and government form corruption, just like He delivered Uganda when Mrs. Kagina prayed.
1 Dave Thompson, Sr. Vice President, Harvest Evangelism.