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Church offers drive through prayers for Good Friday

Posted: 5:26 PM, Apr 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-19 17:26:44-04

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) — Today is Good Friday and many Christians are going to church services. One place of worship offered a quick way to say prayer.

St. David’s Episcopal Church in Southfield is offering a drive through prayer and giving away crosses to anyone who stops by.

In today’s hustle and bustle, sometimes it’s hard to find peace and hear your inner voice.

Eucharist Minister Patsy Tilley explained, “Being able to pray with people, especially when they can share what’s most deeply hurting them.”

People from all walks of life and religion stopped by.

“A lot of people want to pray with somebody, want to be with somebody and yet they don’t quite know how to do that. Maybe there aren’t a member of the faith community,” The Very Reverend Chris Yaw explained.

Minister Patsy Tilley enjoys being able to pray with them as they reveal their heartbreaking worries.

“These warm loving compassionate people, sharing with strangers but yet giving everything,” she says.

The church has been offering drive through ashes on Ash Wednesday, but this is the first time they offered prayers.

Tilley is happy to help them unload their burdens. She says her tears, are tears of joy.

“God would allow me to do this, that he would give me words because I never know what I’m going to say,” she says.

Many folks who stopped by, drove away with hope in their heart.

“Once they can share, it was like a pain was evaporating,” she added.