Project leader Ann Wright knows, “Sometimes people don’t have the words because they’re so close to a situation. They need somebody to share their burdens, to stand in the gap for them. We’ve all needed that at one time or another. So maybe today we can be the tongue for them.”
Wright’s team already had one session this morning, and prayed with several people. Common themes were health and financial needs, but they heard the entire spectrum of human need.
“I haven’t always been a praying person,” Wright says, but learned its importance early on. “I began going to a Bible study when I was 20,” she says, “a small group of about 7 or 8, and these people were prayer warriors. They knew how to pray. I felt it and I knew.”
Now, Wright knows it’s the one act of service she can always do. “I don’t have a lot of money or possessions to offer, but I can always pray.”
Drive-Thru prayer was a regular ministry at Snellville UMC long ago, but the minister who started it got a church appointment in Marietta and the unusual outreach has been dormant until today.
On May 1st, the National Day of prayer, the prayer team will welcome the community for prayer again, this time in the chapel of Snellville UMC. The chapel is being restored to its 1940’s beauty and will be open May first for prayer.
The prayer drive-thru is open today between 4:30 and 6 pm. Snellville UMC is near the intersection of 124 on Highway 78 at 2428 Main Street East, Snellville 30078.