Plymouth Church Offers Drive-through Prayer
A busy highway that’s undergoing road work isn’t normally the first place where you’d look for such a thing, but Plymouth’s Wayzata Free Church discovered an opportunity through prayer.
“We have this perfect area where 10,000 cars a day go by,” said Andrea Hebeisen, the church’s Worship & Prayer Director. “And it’s a perfect opportunity for us to say, ‘you know, you may not want to enter the church, but maybe you still need prayer.”
On this National Day of Prayer, a group of volunteers offered drive-through prayers for anyone who came through the church parking lot.
“I’m so thankful,” said Angela Brown, one of the drive-through prayer participants. “I don’t have anyone else to go to. I mean, I know people, but I knew I could come here. I knew that I could stop, and I knew that they would care about me.”
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“And for them to just be able to drive-through and have somebody bless them with prayer? What can be better than that? And who can say no to a blessing?,” said Virginia Andre of Minnetonka.
This is the second consecutive year that Wayzata Free Church has offered this service, with no other motive than to let everyone know that there are people out there who care.
“Yeah we’ve had actually people who stopped and they said they didn’t even know what they wanted prayer for, and they didn’t even really know how prayer worked but they just stopped,” Hebeisen said.
They stopped at a rate of roughly ten cars per hour, and with volunteers staffed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. that’s a lot of time spent offering up the gift of hope.
Officials from Wayzata Free Church say they hope to offer drive-through prayer again in the fall just as students are getting ready to go back to school.