God Helps Those Who Yelp Themselves

I’ve prayed at a gas station before, but only after noticing some goober smoking a cigarette at the next pump. Never for this reason:

(CNS News) As the price of oil continues to rise, some are turning to God and prayer for an answer to their financial troubles.

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.

Praying in front of a gas station for prices to drop is a little like protesting Walmart by picketing in front of Costco. The problem won’t be found at a Sunoco station, or even in Saudi Arabia. The problem is in our government, and that’s where the prayer needs to be directed, along with some major action.

Come on, Christians — God wants you to go to Washington, DC and demand, loudly and often, that Congress free America from oil dependence. Drill here, drill now.

Or the Pray at the Pump people can just keep sitting at a gas praying for a giant hand to come down and flip the sign from $4.19 to $3:16. Good luck with that.


“Dear God. Please make OPEC pump more oil, have the Saudis up their refinement capacity, protect us from the speculators and deny the Chairman of Exxon an excessive retirement package. Amen.”

Author: Doug Powers

Doug Powers is a writer, editor and commentator covering news of the day from a conservative viewpoint with an occasional shot of irreverence and a chaser of snark. Townhall Media writer/editor. MichelleMalkin.com alum. Bowling novice. Long-suffering Detroit Lions fan. Contact: WriteDoug@Live.com.