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Pray for Venezuela

Let's join together in prayer and intercession for Venezuela. Please post prayers for the people, churches, leaders, and government of each nation in the Pray for the Nations Forum. You can see the current Nation of the Day on the PrayWay Calendar.

Here is some helpful information to study as you pray for this nation...

  • Unreached people groups...
  • Missionaries to pray for...
  • Persecuted church list...


    Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Colombia and Ecuador). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Current concerns include: a polarized political environment, a politicized military, drug-related violence along the Colombian border, increasing internal drug consumption, overdependence on the petroleum industry with its price fluctuations, and irresponsible mining operations that are endangering the rain forest and indigenous peoples.

    The People:
    Population: 25,375,281 (July 2005 est.)
    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 29.9% (male 3,909,876/female 3,667,958)
    15-64 years: 65% (male 8,287,255/female 8,209,599)
    65 years and over: 5.1% (male 590,236/female 710,357) (2005 est.)

    nominally Roman Catholic 96%, Protestant 2%, other 2%

    Government Type:
    federal republic

    Leader(s) to pray for:
    chief of state: President Hugo CHAVEZ Frias (since 3 February 1999); Vice President Jose Vicente RANGEL Vale (since 28 April 2002); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government

    Source: The World Factbook

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