"That Christians of any ethnic group have been slain while praying — not overseas but right here in our nation–should drive us all to our knees." -- Preston Parrish, CEO, Corporate Chaplains of America
Contact: Debra Blanton, Corporate Chaplains of America
WAKE FOREST, N.C., June 18, 2015 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Last night's scene: a seemingly regular Wednesday night service in a historic church…believers huddled…Bibles opened…voices raised to God in prayer…then, a hate-filled shooter opens fire…nine unsuspecting people die.
"That Christians of any ethnic group have been slain while meeting for prayer — not overseas but right here in our nation– should drive us all to our knees," says Preston Parrish, CEO, Corporate Chaplains of America (CCA).
"While reports indicate that the man committing these atrocities was fixated on the race of his victims – which is despicable – this incident underscores the growing spirit of hatred across our land, toward followers of Christ in particular. Now is the time to stand against it and we can do so by praying especially for South Carolina in the wake of this latest bloodshed."
CCA, which has chaplains serving in a nearly a thousand workplaces across America is calling for "an army of Prayer Advocates for South Carolina," Parrish says.
"Never has the need been greater for us to band together as Prayer Advocates for our nation, our communities, our churches, and our workplaces. We are asking thousands of people to join with us by registering on our website as Prayer Advocates for South Carolina, and for their own states as well." Click here now: chaplain.org/united-states-of-prayer Based in Wake Forest, NC, near Raleigh, Corporate Chaplains of America specializes in recruiting and placing trained, full-time chaplains in workplaces. CCA chaplains develop caring relationships with employees and their families in the hope of gaining permission to share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. Each year, they offer compassionate support to thousands of individuals dealing with personally traumatic events as well as more routine life issues. Founded in 1996, CCA works with companies coast-to-coast, as well as internationally, in order to accomplish its mission.