An emotional President Hugo Chavez broke into tears on state TV...asking God to spare his life...after returning from another round of cancer treatments in La Habana.
Chavez, 57...skipped his usual landing in Caracas...choosing to visit his parents in his home state of Barinas instead.
"Give me your crown, Jesus. Give me your cross, your thorns so I may bleed. But give me life because I have more to do for this country and these people. Do not take me yet," he said.
TO WATCH: Hugo pray and weep 2:14 Video (en Esp) with subs.