Dear God: Please Lower Gas Prices!
Prayer group pleads for divine intervention with ascendant pump costs
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 4, 2008 6:21 PM CDT
Rocky Twyman , 59, community organizer and choir director, leads members of the First Church of Seventh-day Adventists in Washington, on a prayer for lower gas prices on May 1, 2008 in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Many analysts say there isn't a prayer of gas prices coming down any time soon, but there's a group out there bent on proving them wrong, reports CNS News. The Prayer at the Pump Movement, led by Seventh-Day Adventist Rocky Twyman, has been holding vigils at gas stations across the country asking for divine intervention to lower pump prices.

With their prayers so far unanswered, the group has now turned to asking for Saudi intervention. Twyman recently held a vigil outside the Saudi embassy and collected signatures for a petition asking them to release more oil. "I think we have just entered a new phase," said Twyman. "We were in the prayerful phase, but now we're going into a more activist phase, because we feel that whole faith without works is dead."