Election Crisis in Venezuela
On July 30, the existing government of Venezuela claimed victory in an election. That victory is being questioned worldwide, with evidence of manipulated vote counts. The victory would give current leaders authority to form a new legislative body, rewrite the constitution, and override the current Congress, which is largely opposed to the existing leadership. Two leaders who are critical of the current president were jailed this week, and since April more than 120 people have died protesting corruption, a severe lack of food and medicine, and other abuses.
God, we pray for peace in Venezuela — a peace that comes from justice, transparency, and respect for the people who are most affected by the corruption there. We pray that all who abuse their power may be weakened. We pray for a future for Venezuela in which all people are able to flourish.