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Prayer Meetings for Gas???

Prayer services to be held at St. Louis gas stations to thank God for lower prices

July 28, 2008

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.


July 29, 2008 - Posted by | Christianity, Stupid Stuff | , ,


  1. I just stopped by your blog and thought I would say hello. I like your site design. Looking forward to reading more down the road.

    Comment by Josh Maxwell | July 29, 2008 | Reply

  2. Wah, wah, wah! It’s all about me, me, me and my conveniences. But come on you can’t blame me for being stupid. My environment made me like this…

    Comment by Ellen | July 29, 2008 | Reply

  3. I thought this was a joke at first. American Christians are an entity unto themselves.

    Comment by kbagdanov | July 29, 2008 | Reply

  4. I don’t want to be judgmentaal but the dangerous thing, I think, is by praying for Gas in that way, the world is seeing a superficial materialistic Christianity. If we’re praying for the gas why not pray, God, give me more money, give me a bigger house, give me cheaper groceries?

    Maybe it should be, God help me be a better steward with what you’ve blessed me with. Show me how to give.

    Comment by cliffordthedawg | July 29, 2008 | Reply

  5. Its possible they are praying for the people who can’t afford to drive to and from work on their minimum wage salary, or for the people who are on the job hunt but can’t afford the gas to do so. Father, you are always the optimist aren’t you.

    Comment by Levi | July 29, 2008 | Reply

  6. You’re right, it is possible. It would be great to see the news showing people praying for other people in such a way.

    Comment by cliffordthedawg | July 30, 2008 | Reply

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