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
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.