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Prayer Works -- No Murders in Washington July 21 - 26

Contact: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Christian Defense Coalition, 202-547-1735, 540-538-4741 cell


WASHINGTON, July 28 /Christian Newswire/ -- There were no murders in Washington, D.C., from July 21 to July 26, while around the clock prayer vigils were being held under a large tent on the National Mall seeking God for a reduction in crime in the nation’s capital.


14 murders were committed in Washington, D.C. during the first 13 days of July prompting city officials to declare a “crime emergency” (See article).


The Christian Defense Coalition sponsored six days of around the clock prayer vigils under a large tent on the National Mall, from July 21 to July 26, seeking God to reduce the crime rate in the nation’s capital over the next six months.


The Christian Defense Coalition encourages the faith community around the country to sponsor prayer vigils in areas with high crime rates.


Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, comments, “It is important to remember during times of crisis, challenge and adversity Americans should always turn to God in prayer.  We are thankful that during our prayer vigils on the National Mall innocent life was protected in Washington, D.C.  Our hope and prayer is that we will now see a reduction in crime, in our nation’s capital, over the next six months.  Through the years, prayer has changed the course of history and helped reduce human suffering around the world.  We encourage the faith community to step out of their comfort zones and safety and move boldly into the public square in response to pressing social concerns.  God has called Christians to engage culture--not to run from it.”


For more information or interviews call: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 202.547.1735, cell:  540.538.4741