Pray At The Pump: Church Choir Director Organizing Gas Station Pray-Ins

Kendall Guy, an Oakland pastor (left), and Rocky Twyman pray for lower gas prices after filling Guy's car.
Kendall Guy, an Oakland pastor (left), and Rocky Twyman pray for lower gas prices after filling Guy's car.

Rocky Twyman would disagree with anyone who thinks consumers don't have a prayer against high gasoline prices.

The choir director from the Washington, D.C., area is going to Toledo with what he calls his "Pray at the Pump Movement."

Twyman says politicans have been unable to do anything about rising fuel costs, so it's time to ask God to intervene and lower prices. He planned to lead pray-ins Friday at two local service stations, followed by a 12-hour prayer vigil at Toledo First Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Back in April, Twyman, who is a community organizer, church choir director and public relations consultant from the Washington, D.C., suburbs - staged a pray-in at a San Francisco Chevron station back in April, asking God for cheaper gas. The same week, he did the same thing in the nation's Capitol, with volunteers joining him.

Church Pastor Mike Fortune of Toledo read about Twyman and invited him to come to town.

Twyman also has led campaigns in the past to nominate Oprah Winfrey for the Nobel Peace Prize and to encourage African Americans to donate bone marrow.

Information from the Associated Press.

ckhalil@kltv.com / Cathryn Khalil