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Drive-Thru Prayer: Fort Lauderdale Church Connects With Commuters

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/23/2012 3:21 pm

Drive Thru Prayer Fort Lauderdale
The Rev. Patricia Anderson Cook gives the blessing to Suzanne Reichart as she sits inside her car during drive thru Ash Wednesday services at Mt. Healthy United Methodist Church, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Mt. Healthy, Ohio.

From dropping off laundry to grabbing some food, people can do pretty much anything at a drive-thru these days.

Now, a Pentecostal church is extending its spiritual services by offering drive-thru prayer once a week, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

Every Friday, just outside the Christian Life Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., volunteers hold placards advertising the prayer offering to commuters.

So far the church has served about 150 people since the program started one month ago, according to the Associated Press.

The volunteers offer to pray with the drivers on any issue, whether it is a bad day, a divorce or a fight with cancer.

Believe it or not, drive-thru prayer isn't only available in Florida.

The trend also sprung up in Texas, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan and California.

Another bizarre drive-thru offering to look out for?

According to the L.A. Times, the Robert L. Adams Mortuary in Compton, Calif., is one of a handful of funeral parlors in the U.S. to allow commuters to pay their respects through a drive-thru.

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