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Group Asks for Divine Intervention to Ease Oil Prices

(CNSNews.com) - As the price of oil continues to rise, some are turning to God and prayer for an answer to their financial troubles.

The Pray at the Pump Movement, founded by Rocky Twyman, has been holding prayer vigils at gas stations across the country. On Monday, Twyman decided to take his movement from Exxon and Shell stations straight to the steps of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C., hoping to encourage the oil-rich country to raise the amount of barrels they release each day from 200,000 to 1.2 million.

Twyman, who is a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, spent the afternoon outside of the embassy praying and asking passersby to sign his petition for the release of more oil, which he hopes to deliver to the Saudi oil minister.

"Our people are really suffering through this crisis," Twyman told Cybercast News Service. "We need the Saudis to release at least 1.2 [million] barrels of oil per day for about the next six months until we can get everything settled in America ... (I)f they can just do that for us, than this will help us get through this crisis."

Twyman, who prompted the first national campaign aimed at getting African Americans to become organ donors, has moved on to more active participation to lower gas prices than eliciting the help of God through prayer.

"I think we have just entered a new phase. We were in the prayerful phase, but now we're going into a more activist phase, because we feel that whole faith without works is dead," Twyman told reporters.

Prayer aside, some argue that there is very little the average consumer can do to influence gas prices. John Neurohr from the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, has a different approach to managing the high gas prices.

"There is little, if anything, the average person can do to reduce gas prices generally," Neurohr told Cybercast News Service. "What they can do is reduce their personal dependence on gasoline by carpooling and utilizing public transportation."

Whether consumers decide to pray more or pump less, it is likely that the big changes will result from incremental steps towards more consumer-friendly oil policies.

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Because God miscalculated the number of dinosaurs he should have killed off to make oil
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If they were listening, they're prayers were already answered.

"Drill in Alaska, my children" - GOD
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Because God miscalculated the number of dinosaurs he should have killed off to make oil
evolutionists are such idiots.
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The only drilling is your imaginary girlfriend. Does she gush as you tell her who's your daddy?
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Belivers are so gulible.
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participation to lower gas prices than eliciting the help of God through prayer.
God does not want belivers to smoke up his Earth anymore.
He ordered to abandon cars and buy a mule.
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God does not want belivers to smoke up his Earth anymore.
He ordered to abandon cars and buy a mule.
I married a mule the first time round and i aint asking God for nothing, Ill take the bus thanks.

Seriously though, the amount of tax levied on fuel does play a big part. I think we should all think about our travelling habits and use public transport where possible. If not, most developed countries will have to kiss the arse of the oil producing nations. These are nations that America is determined to put down, wrong path dude.

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Maybe that is applying to you.
The public transportation taxes are bigger then US fuel tax (18&#37.
Yes, in EU fuel tax is 120% and the buses are goverment financed.
For the last 5 yrs I have produced most of my fuel, biodiesel, at $1.50 gall.
Where is will there is a way.
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