Praying at the pump

July 29, 2008 5:47:52 AM PDT
People are praying for lower gas prices -- literally.

Two prayer services were held at St. Louis gas stations to thank God for lower fuel prices and to ask that they continue to drop.

Participants of the Pray at the Pump movement said they planned to buy gas, pray and then sing "We Shall Overcome" with a new verse that goes, "We'll have lower gas prices."

An activist from the Washington, D.C. area started the effort, saying if politicians couldn't lower gas prices, it was time to ask God to intervene.

The group thinks the prayer is helping, since prices have started to fall below four dollars a gallon.