President Paula-Mae Weekes has claimed that the country is still yet to heal from the damage caused by the 1990 attempted coup.
Weekes made the comment while addressing State and religious leaders at the National Day of Prayer at St Patrick's RC Church, Newtown, Port-of-Spain, yesterday.
"Many traumatised victims have not returned to their former selves and the ripple effect of those awful five days are still rearing their ugly heads," Weekes said as she shared a personal coup story of her aunt, who was a nun in the United Kingdom at the time.
Weekes also noted that not only those who were injured, killed or lost property were affected.
"Our democracy still feels vulnerable," Weekes said, as she called on citizens to pray for a range of national issues including security, racism, injustice, the economy and COVID-19.
In his address, Archbishop Jason Gordon used the story of Herod ordering the death of John the Baptist to highlight the delicate balance between religion and the State.
"Democracy is a fragile thing," Gordon said.
Referring to the attempted coup, Gordon said: "We as a people woke up differently because what we saw happening with democracy."
In his contribution, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley chose to read Jeremiah Chapter 25 Verses 1 to 9.
Addressing the country's efforts in coping with the pandemic, Rowley said: "This is not behind us, this is with us. We still have a future to fear. We still have a future to hope for."