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Baghdad Prayer Patrol Deploys on Internet

Contact: Wayne Dillard, Baghdad Prayer Patrol, 757-963-1414, wayne@prayercentral.net


VIRGINIA BEACH, April 24 /Christian Newswire/ -- A Christian website dedicated to prayer has launched the "Baghdad Prayer Patrol" to enlist Americans to pray for troops stationed in and around the Iraqi capital. 


Prayercentral.net founder Wayne Dillard has timed the new prayer project to coincide with the recent troop surge in Baghdad.  "It's not right to send more troops without sending more prayer," said Dillard.  "We are asking Christians to join us for just one minute a day to stand with our troops over the next six months."


Those joining the website's prayer project receive a daily e-mail assignment specifying a geographic and spiritual need.  Participants also receive a satellite map with close up views of Baghdad neighborhoods designated as hot spots for prayer.


Dillard, an ordained minister of the Vineyard Christian Fellowship, emphasizes that the project is spiritual, not political, in nature.  "We all want this conflict to be over," he said.  "Through prayer we can make a difference.  We can help our soldiers accomplish their mission so that they can come home."


The website also posts prayers submitted by participants for the troops in Iraq.  Information on the Baghdad Prayer Patrol is available at www.prayercentral.net/baghdad.