DELHI, India, Sept. 21 /Christian Newswire
/ -- A Christian website dedicated to prayer has launched the Afghanistan Prayer Patrol to help Christians around the world pray for the troops and people of Afghanistan.
Prayercentral.net founder Wayne Dillard is directing this global prayer effort in response to the rising casualty figures in this conflict. "August was the deadliest month we've seen in 8 years," said Dillard, "I believe focused prayer can make a difference, so we are asking Christians to join us for just 1 minute a day to stand with the troops."
Those joining the online Prayer Patrol receive a daily e-mail assignment with a sample illustrated prayer. Participants also have access to news updates, and satellite maps of Afghanistan regions designated as hot spots for prayer.
Dillard, an ordained minister of the Vineyard Christian Fellowship, has seen what prayer can do, "In April, 2007, when the Iraq war was almost lost, we launched the Baghdad Prayer Patrol, and saw dramatic results. Within a month, the 5 year trend of rising U.S. casualties was reversed. It's time now for us to stand with our troops and the people of Afghanistan and join together in prayer."
One special feature is the Troop Prayer Focus, which provides a prayer for the troops of a different base or outpost in Afghanistan each day. "This way we can build a perimeter of focused prayer around those bases where the fighting is most intense," Dillard explains.
Prayercentral's online prayer tools help thousands each day to touch needs around the world in prayer. Founded in 2001 by Wayne Dillard a missionary to South Asia, and former vice president of Last Days Ministries. Prayercentral is a non-profit ministry with headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA. For more information visit: prayercentral.net