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Petrol pump pilgrims keep faith
By Greg Wood and Sandra Shmueli
BBC News, New York

A prayer group in Washington DC is claiming the credit for the recent sharp drop in the US price of petrol.

Rocky Twyman, 59, a veteran community campaigner, started Pray At The Pump meetings at petrol stations in April.

Since then, the average price of what the US calls gasoline has fallen from more than $4 a gallon to $3.80.

"We don't have anybody else to turn to but God," Mr Twyman told the BBC. "We have to turn these problems over to God and not to man."

His first pilgrimage to the pump was prompted by fellow volunteers at the First Seventh Day Adventist Church in Petworth, a working-class neighbourhood of the US capital, who were struggling with higher gasoline prices.

He led them down the block to the local Shell gas station to pray. And over the months since then, he has held similar prayer meetings at pumps all over the US.

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"We were down in Huntsville, Alabama. We finished praying," Mr Twyman said. "Immediately the owners came out and changed the gas prices. They brought it down. We had marvellous success down in St Louis, Missouri."

This week the group returned to the site of their first prayer meeting to celebrate. Singing "We shall overcome," they changed the words of the well-known hymn to "We'll have lower gas prices".

Mr Twyman is sceptical that market forces might be responsible for the lower prices. But he and his prayer warriors have changed their motoring habits.

"We believe not just in prayer - because we believe that faith without works is dead. So we've encouraged people to car-pool more and organise their days more, because it's a combination of faith with these other factors."

Pray At The Pump plans to build on its success and drive gasoline prices even lower. In the words of Rocky Twyman: "We just thank God for blessing us with small victories and we expect greater things to come."


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Don't let this cast a shadow over all Christians. The Seventh Day Adventist Church is a controversial church.

Really, all you can do is laugh at this. I think somewhat, "tongue in cheek".
 

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Don't let this cast a shadow over all Christians. The Seventh Day Adventist Church is a controversial church.

Really, all you can do is laugh at this. I think somewhat, "tongue in cheek".
Exactly this small group seems to be a little odd, but hey at least they are wanting something good :yup: Those other wackjobs that keep protesting at soldier funerals though :mad: Thankfully they are really few and far between



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Exactly this small group seems to be a little odd, but hey at least they are wanting something good :yup: Those other wackjobs that keep protesting at soldier funerals though :mad: Thankfully they are really few and far between
Those whackjobs need to be airlifted to a small deserted island and left there for the rest of their godforsaken lives. Try protesting our soldiers' funerals now, bitches.

Hey, maybe if I stand in front of a Chevy dealership and pray long enough, they'll give me a free Corvette! :D
 

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Nope, prices went down because of those among us who pray to Joe Pesci. He went around and straightened a few people out. We can now find those people under the latest subdevelopment in Jersey.
 

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ya know I dont know what is more sad the delusional Christians or those who laugh at there faith. Do you think that people laughed when JESUS said ...if you have faith the size of a mustard seed and you say to the mountain move, it will get up and move!...I am not saying there Faith is in the right use, but at least it is being used more than i can say for more than half of this world!
 

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ya know I dont know what is more sad the delusional Christians or those who laugh at there faith. Do you think that people laughed when JESUS said ...if you have faith the size of a mustard seed and you say to the mountain move, it will get up and move!...I am not saying there Faith is in the right use, but at least it is being used more than i can say for more than half of this world!
True as that may be, you should not be praying for such shallow, materialistic things that are entirely disposable. Pray instead for God's strength and guidance to help you through the tough times if you cannot afford gas.
 
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