Prayer services to be held at St. Louis gas stations to thank God for lower prices
ST. LOUIS – Two prayer services will be held at St. Louis gas stations to thank God for lower fuel prices and to ask that they continue to drop. Darrell Alexander, Midwest co-chair of the Pray at the Pump movement, says prayer gatherings will be held Monday afternoon and evening at a Mobil station west of downtown St. Louis.
Participants say they plan to buy gas, pray and then sing “We Shall Overcome” with a new verse, “We’ll have lower gas prices.”
An activist from the Washington D.C. area, Rocky Twyman, started the effort, saying if politicians couldn’t lower gas prices, it was time to ask God to intervene.
The group thinks the prayer is helping, saying prices are starting to fall below $4 a gallon.
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I am not sure how to respond to this in a way that doesn’t make me sound like a complete cad. So let me be blunt: I know we are supposed to take everything to God in prayer, but this is stupid.
Organize a prayer meeting for something else, like clean water for people who haul their water in buckets over miles of hot, unfriendly terrain. This prayer at the gas station must sound so “spoiled rich kid” to a God who sees the whole world, and real suffering. Get in line behind the many who have “suffered” with high gas prices for decades. Surely there is a worthy cause for a planned, gathered prayer meeting??? These people need a prayer meeting for a “mind”.