The Military and Paramilitary Chaplains of Liberia comprising over 500 members concluded a prayer service in Monrovia for a peaceful conduct of the October 10 presidential and legislative elections.
Bishop Eric Barlea, Overseer of the Military Baptist Church and Program Chair for the group told the group they are asking God for the country not to slide back into civil war.
He implored He Liberians including voters, presidential and legislative candidates to jointly keep the peace before, during and after the elections.
“Violence has not and will never be the answer to any form of disagreement,” Barlea said.
“Why should Liberians kill each other because of political disagreement? This is not a good thing for our country my people. We have come a long way to trade this peace for anything. Let’s stop the violence and no one has the right to take away another’s life for whatever reason. It’s wrong and this got to stop.
The military prayer group is a conglomeration of several national security institutions across the country with the aim of praying for Liberia, its citizens and government.