Yes, gas prices are high, but have you ever stopped to ask, “What can I do about it?” Probably not. Religion – which has a long track record of solving the world’s problems – is about to solve yet another problem through the power of prayer. That’s right: pray for lower gas prices. Or, at least, that’s what some people seem to think:
At a Shell gas station in Washington, Rocky Twyman and an unusual group of activists were mad as hell about soaring fuel prices.
“Someone’s making a lot of money and it’s really, really wrong,” added Twyman, who founded the Prayer at the Pump movement last week to seek help from a higher power to bring down fuel prices, because the powers in Washington haven’t.
The half-dozen activists — Twyman, a former Miss Washington DC, the owner of a small construction company and two volunteers at a local soup kitchen — joined hands, bowed their heads and intoned a heartfelt prayer.
“Lord, come down in a mighty way and strengthen us so that we can bring down these high gas prices,” Twyman said to a chorus of “amens”.
“We’ll have lower gas prices, we’ll have lower gas prices…” they sang.
At the weekend, Twyman had led a group of around 200 people in prayer at pumps in San Francisco, where gas is touching the four-dollars-a-gallon mark.
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[ via the Reasonable Doubts podcast ]