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Christian Leaders and Organizations to Hold Prayer Vigil at Afghanistan Embassy on the Eve of Their National Elections

by Staff
August 19, 2009
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WASHINGTON, ( -- The Christian Defense Coalition and Hillside Missions will pray at the Embassy on Wednesday, August 19, at 11:00 A.M.

The Embassy of Afghanistan is located at 2341 Wyoming Ave. NW in Washington, D.C.

The national elections in Afghanistan will take place on Thursday, August 20.

The organizations are encouraging the faith community around America to pray for the people of Afghanistan during this critical time and stand in solidarity with them as they embrace democratic freedoms.

The Christian Defense Coalition organized prayer vigils for the national elections in Iraq and travelled to Baghdad as the guests of Prime Minister Maliki two years ago.

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, states,

"We are calling upon the faith community in America to pray for the nation of Afghanistan during their critical national elections on August 20. We will be asking for God's protection over all the heroic citizens of Afghanistan who go to the polling places in spite of threats of violence.

"It is important, not only for the people of Afghanistan, but for the free nations of the world that these elections are not marred by intimidation, corruption or violence. It is critical for the wonderful citizens of Afghanistan to have a clear voice in the future of their country.

"It is also important for the Christian community of this nation to build a bridge to the Muslim world that demonstrates real love and genuine concern for those who embrace the Islamic faith.

"Our prayers for a fair and safe election process demonstrate to the people of Afghanistan that the faith community of America stands in solidarity with them and hopefully we will be able to build a deep relationship of trust and understanding as we did with Iraq."

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