Georgia Pastor Plans Prayer Gathering at Gas Pumps

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

UPDATE April 12, 2011, 1:25pm:

For Thomas Didonato, the cost of filling up his red sedan isn't what it used to be.

"I can't see how a country like ours, that could put people on the moon like it's nothin' and people in outerspace like it's nothin' can't make some kind of fuel that would run in these cars that wouldn't cost very much money," Didonato says.

He's just one of a line of people that watched pump prices creep to nearly four dollars a gallon Monday. An issue that Beacon of light Christian Center's Pastor, Marshall Mabry hopes to put an end to through prayer.

"If it doesn't drop down to nothin' but ten cents, I'm happy with that. But what I really want to believe God to do is drop down $1.50, hey, I'm glad with that, too," Mabry says.

if that happened a gallon of gas would run you around two bucks.

Pastor Mabry invites everyone to meet pump side Saturday to pray for these prices to drop.

Mabry says, "I wanna continue this to go from Dublin to Macon, from Macon to Atlanta, and across the country."

Didonato says he's ready to do just about anything to shut the lid on prices like these.

"Everybody prays for somethin', right? So you gotta pray for gas. I don't think He'll listen for that, but, ya know, if it works, it works."

Dublin, Georgia - April 12, 2011

Members of a central Georgia church plan to gather at gas pumps to pray for lower prices.

The Beacon of Light Christian Center is planning
the Saturday prayer gathering at gas pumps outside a Kroger grocery
store in Dublin.

Pastor Marshall Mabry said he believes that if church members
come together and pray as a community, they can make something

Mabry said that with prices reaching almost $4, he says he plans
to ask God for help.

He said it's the third time members of his congregation have met
at gas pumps to pray.

Mabry said he wants to start a movement which spreads from the
small town of Dublin to the rest of the nation.

Dublin is about 130 miles southeast of Atlanta.

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  • by ellen on Apr 14, 2011 at 09:49 AM
    Why you got to go pray at a gas pump!! where they do that at!! The MASTER hear your prayer anywhere !!!!
  • by Jess on Apr 14, 2011 at 05:30 AM
    Some people are dumb how can u not know that there isnt a god.
  • by VillageGal Location: Thomasville on Apr 13, 2011 at 03:48 PM
    Perhaps we should ride donkeys or camels.
  • by never know... Location: grady on Apr 13, 2011 at 09:22 AM
    gas was 3.77, its now 3.71 here....
  • by lower gas plz on Apr 12, 2011 at 01:03 PM
    These high gas prices are killing working families and the economy financially. Hopefully the powers that be will intervene and get these gas prices going down.
  • by @ scuba steve and exian on Apr 12, 2011 at 12:28 PM
    God isn't real? Do you have proof? You might ask do I have proof he does exist. There is a little thing called faith. Knowing something is true without absolute scientific proof. How do we know and inch and the length we are told? How do we know E=mc squared? How do we know a water molecule is H20? By faith. We are told and taught this for years by people trained and educated in it. Experts. So we trust what they say and what we are told. The same can be said for God and religious events. We are taught and told by experts. And by the way there is scientific proof for some religious events. What crosses your mind when someone is ill and soon to die according to doctors. Then their illness is gone leaving the doctors no explanation? A coincidence? I think not.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 12, 2011 at 11:38 AM
    I'm with you pastor do what ever it takes
  • by Drinky Crow on Apr 12, 2011 at 11:32 AM
    Praying to a supernatural being to lower gas prices? LOL!! Now I've heard it all! Note to holiness to the bone, whatever that means; there's no hell either. Just a scary story to get weak minded people to bend to the will of the Church.
  • by Holiness to the bone on Apr 12, 2011 at 10:54 AM
    In response to Scuba Steve and Exian, I pray God save your soul before its to late. To bad you cannot ask those that are already in hell if God is real. They know now, hopefully it won't be to late for you. Lrd forgive them, they know not what they do.
  • by Scuba Steve Location: Tallahassee on Apr 12, 2011 at 10:24 AM
    God isn't real. Gas prices are. Good luck with prayer.
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