Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Pray at the Pump Movement

I had to chuckle at this a bit.

The Pray at the Pump Movement, founded by Rocky Twyman, has been holding prayer vigils at gas stations across the country. On Monday, Twyman decided to take his movement from Exxon and Shell stations straight to the steps of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C., hoping to encourage the oil-rich country to raise the amount of barrels they release each day from 200,000 to 1.2 million.

Twyman, who is a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, spent the afternoon outside of the embassy praying and asking passersby to sign his petition for the release of more oil, which he hopes to deliver to the Saudi oil minister.

Read the rest here.

1 comment:

mv said...

I never quite understood the point of prayer, other than for the feeling it generates in the moment. What I mean is, those who believe say that God knows everything and has a plan for everything. If this is so, why would he change his mind and master plan just because a human thinks he should? Never mind that with all the famine and horror in so many parts of the world, prayer for good gas prices seems out of touch.