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Christians Cry Out to God as Venezuela Suffers Major Turmoil

05-27-2016
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hands folded in prayer
hands folded in prayer

Venezuala is experiencing shortages of food and water and skyrocketing inflation, despite being the fifth-largest exporter of oil in the world.

The health care system has also crumbled, with hospitals lacking basic medicine and equipment.

Critics blame socialist leader President Nicolas Maduro and they're calling for him to step aside. But in a bid to hold on to power, Maduro declared a state of emergency, creating a political crisis on top of the economic turmoil.

In the midst of the chaos and confusion, Christians are raising their voices, giving praise to God and crying out for their country.

Caracas' churches organized this prayer walk. Thousands came to the main streets of the city in order to raise a cry to God for Venezuela.

"We have been working three months to organize this walk," Carlos Vielma, with March for Jesus Foundation, said. "It has been a blessing to get permission from the mayor and summon the Church of the Lord as one to make it come out and bless its city."

Under the slogan "I pray for my country" dozens of Christians marched and prayed for unity of the church. On bended knees they raised a cry of repentance for the nation.

"We need to turn to God, cry out to the Lord and ask him to intervene," Pastor Jaime Perez said.

Pastors of the city read articles of a spiritual decree for Venezuela and the people united and agreed to serve for the unity of the church by a covenant.

"We are motivated more than ever to pray for Venezuela, because the situation is very critical," Pastor Enrique Soto, with Maranatha Church, said. "Only prayer and the unity of the body of Christ will make the country better."

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