- Dec 9th 2008 at 9:42AM
Detroit church turns Sunday into SUVday with prayer for auto industry
In some parts of the world, it's normal to take along saints or other holy images for a Procession to ask for rain, a good crop or other benefit. A similar idea caught the minds of people at Detroit's Greater Grace Church, where the pastor made a symbolic move on
SUVday Sunday to pray for the future of the car industry. The objects of prayer? Three hybrid SUVs: a Ford Escape, Chevy Tahoe, and Chrysler Aspen. The holy trinity joined the Rev. Charles Ellis on the altar while many employees from the auto industry sat in the pews. While using hybrids was a good idea, praying for sales of high-mileage passenger cars would have been a nice touch. We'll see if the big guy upstairs is listening to the Big Three. Something brought down gas prices, after all.