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Drastic Murder Rate Decline in Washington D.C. After Prayer Vigil

Prayer changes things.  Murder rate in Washington, D.C. drops 27% after faith groups have 24/7 prayer vigil on the National Mall.

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


WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- In mid July of 2006, the Christian Defense Coalition organized a week long 24 hour prayer vigil under a large tent on the Mall following the announcement of a “crime emergency” by Washington, D.C. officials.
The group prayed that the number of murders in Washington D.C. would drop dramatically over the next five months from the previous year.
The Christian Defense Coalition is delighted to report that there were 27% less murders in the final five months of 2006 compared with final five months of 2005.
The Coalition encourages churches across the nation to begin to reach out in public prayer regarding pressing social concerns facing their local communities.
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, comments, “The Christian Defense Coalition promised at the end of July we would announce the numbers concerning Washington, D.C.’s murder rate for the final five months of 2006.  We are delighted to report, after a season of concentrated and regular prayer, there was drop in the murder rate of 27%.
These results serve as a visible reminder to the power and effectiveness of corporate public prayer and intercession.  It should also be a wake-up call for churches all across America to engage in public prayer regarding pressing social issues of the day.  Sadly, most churches have chosen their own security and comfort rather than stepping out into the purposes of God and engaging culture.  Now is the not the time for indifference and selfishness.  Rather, it is a time for passion, boldness and faith.”
For more information or interviews call:
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 202.547.1735    Cell: 540.538.4741