Evangelical Leaders Meet with, Pray over Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro
Kayla KosloskyReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2019 Mar 20
Evangelical leaders from the U.S. met with Brazil’s new President Jari Bolsonaro – an outspoken Christian – on Tuesday to talk about the future of his country.
According to CBN News, pastors, CEOs and community leaders – including Pat Robertson, Reinhard Bonnke and Joel Rosenberg – gathered with Bolsonaro to pray over him and his country as they discussed policy and the importance of upholding traditional Christian values.
Charisma Magazine reports that in the meeting – which was set up by the Christian Broadcasting Network– Bolsonaro shared that he wants to move Brazil away from liberal “left-wing leaning” politics and toward more conservative policies.
Among the things he wants to do, Bolsonaro said he would like to move the Brazilian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, strengthen Brazil’s relationship with Israel, strengthen legislation that protects unborn babies and reverse the effects socialism has had on Brazil.
According to CBN News, Bolsonaro also touched on the current crisis in Venezuela noting that he wants to continue to provide aid to the country in whatever capacity he can.
Many of the leaders also took turns praying over Bolsonaro.
CBN founder and Chairman Pat Robinson prayed, “We pray, Lord, the anointing of the Holy Spirit come upon [Bolsonaro]. That he may have wisdom. That he will hear a voice in his ear when he turns to the right or to the left saying, 'This is the way. Walk ye in it.”
"Lord, uphold him. Protect him from evil. And, use him mightily in years to come,” Robertson concluded.
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