Try a Little Prayer with that Coffee
Remember the old Burma Shave signs? I recall the joy of spotting them from a chrome-topped window of the Chevy wagon, seeing the clever little lines and watching them resolve into a perfectly crafted little jingle, just a few miles down the road. Years later they still make me smile.
I’ve been thinking of creating a little kiosk for drive-by prayer. If urban centers can have all-too-routine drive-by shootings, why not a little drive-by prayer? Think of the good it would do. Like a Starbucks drive-through, a person on their way to work could simply hop off the road, stay in his or her car and get a prayer and coffee to go. For free. How about that as a great start to a seemingly ordinary day? And imagine what the ripple effects in the neighborhood, in the city, and in the world might be?
With any new idea, people need to be aware that it exists and get a feel for what it is. Fortunately, I’ve been offered the use of a beautiful site in Covina, California called Sanctuary for Spiritual Living http://somchurch.org/ and have been thinking of clever little Burma-Shave teasers. Picture fluorescent green signs planted every 100 yards in the cityscape, saying something like:
If your life is having trouble… Try some prayer help, on the double. Sanctuary.
If you’re feeling kind of low… Enjoy our coffee, and a prayer to go. Sanctuary.
If your tail is dragging low… Prayer can make you good to go. Sanctuary.
You never know how powerful a prayer can be and how much good can come from just a few minutes at the start of a day. If the medical community says that breakfast is, by far, the most important meal of the day, imagine what a little prayer and coffee might do.