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‘Operation Prayer Cover’ website offers resources on war in Iraq

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)–The North American Mission Board has introduced “Operation Prayer Cover” website to assist Christians praying for those involved in the war in Iraq.

Located at www.namb.net/iraqprayer, the website includes resources that have been made available over the past several weeks, including:

— A prayer guide to help Christians pray for all aspects of the war, such as U.S. leaders and troops, the Iraqi people, and “peace in Jerusalem.”

— Daily devotionals from a variety of Christian leaders on the theme of “Know Peace in Troubled Times.”

— Published reports from military chaplains, as well as reports on how the International Mission Board is responding to anticipated needs of refugees.

— Two video clips available for free download designed to assist with sermons or worship. The first segment, “A Call to Prayer” is a heart-moving visual montage of U.S. military footage set to poignant music. The second segment, “Word on the Street: How does the war make you feel?” takes a look at the how the present world situation is affecting the emotions of the average citizen. The segments have been downloaded more than 32,000 times since they were first offered March 17.

— A photo gallery depicting the ministry of Southern Baptist chaplains on the field.

— Four short video clips encouraging prayer by NAMB President Robert E. Reccord. The spots also are appearing as public service announcements on NAMB’s FamilyNet television network.

The site will be updated with additional resources as they become available.

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