A Florida church is now offering drive-thru prayer service for its community as a way to fulfill busy commuter’s spiritual needs on the go.
Motorists along U.S. highway 41 in Southwest Florida can pull over once they spot a member of Estero United Methodist Church, carrying large signs that read “Need prayer? Turn here,” where close to a dozen volunteers are waiting in the church parking lot to offer prayer.
“You’d be surprised by the tears of joy from people when they come through, because they know God’s there for them and He is listening to their concerns. It’s really neat,” Pam Sebby, drive-thru prayer leader at EUMC, told The Christian Post.
A drive-thru prayer service has popped up near Atlanta. But volunteers at Snellville United Methodist Church say it’s not just for convenience, it’s for the connection as well.
Drivers sitting in rush hour traffic along busy Highway 78 can pull in for a quick prayer and a little stress relief. Iris Green, a volunteer for Drive-thru Prayer, said on a video for the project: “A lot of people, through their busy life, don’t take time to pray. Or sometimes they might feel that their prayer is not heard and if they can get someone to pray for them and with them, that kind of encourages them.”
Volunteers for the service stand out in front of the church waving a small red flag with signs that read: “Drive Thru Prayer Today.” Cars can drive up to the church underpass and volunteers will take prayer requests and pray with them through their car window – in true drive-thru fashion.
Drive Thru’s usually consist of burgers fries and sodas, but Calvary First Assembly of God Church in Stockton, Calif., is offering up something different on their menu: prayer.
On the city’s “Serve Our Stockton Day” the parishioners of the church lined up along the sides of the streets holding signs asking drivers if they needed prayer.
“We spend some time praying for them and they drive right on out and go about their business,” said the church’s pastor, Larry Rust, to Fox 40 news.