Northwest Harris County church offering drive-through prayers

A northwest Harris County church says it has started using a unique way to keep people from forgetting about God
March 13, 2014 4:25:37 PM PDT
In a fast-paced world, it can be tough to take some time for faith. That's exactly why a local church is taking a different approach in asking people to slow down and pray.

"We live in a fast-paced society and some people might look at this as drive-through church, but this is a way for people not to forget about God," Pastor Jose Rojas said.

It's hard to miss this gigantic sign outside the northwest Harris County church offering drive-through prayer.

Michael Lassiter saw it and others, and pulled in.

"I'm struggling, I have a lot going on. I'm overwhelmed, you know a lot o stuff. 25:16 "That was a a sure sign that it spoke to me that I need prayer in my life," he said.

It's something new and unconventional for this northwest Harris County congregation that was praying for a unique way to reach the community.

"The concept of drive-through prayer is to make it easy and accessible for people, so they don't even have to get out of their car," prayer organizer Marla Ilona said.

But for some, the sign and its message is so powerful, it moves them to drive up and get out.

"I think it catches people off guard, especially people who need direction," driver Grant Hightower said.

So once a month, the signs go up at street corners and at the church, taking drive-through prayer orders or requests.

"It doesn't matter if it's the broken hearted, the person who just lost a job, the person that is sick," Rojas said. "By doing a drive-through prayer and people driving by us, it's a way to remind people that God really does care."

"It surprised me, but you know, if I hadn't drive through here this morning. I wouldn't have had so many people praying for me. Its a blessing," Lassiter said.

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