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Drive Thru Prayer May 1

May 2, 2021


Today's report is from Station Leader Phil Rief as the team leader was unavailable for the event:

Saturday May 1st, we set up for a monthly event that's been running since last summer, that we call "Drive Thru Prayer". We have two SPSE teams, one setup on the sidewalk in front of our church, and the other just a stone's-throw away handling the Drive Thru Prayer. Every event, the Holy Spirit sends us exactly, the soul's that are usually in desperate need of prayer, or guidance.
On the Drive Thru side, we had a Catholic husband and wife come thru requesting prayer, for the continued good recovery of the husband, who had been an optometrist, but had suffered a stroke that has put him out of the profession. They also have 2 daughters for whom they worry greatly about their potential falling away from the faith. Through all of their desperation, they remain faithful, even joyful, trust in God, and knew they'd like to enlist more prayer warriors, for which the Holy Spirit put us in the spot we were in, to lift up their intentions in a special way, all of us together giving God thanks, and praying for additional graces for all they asked.
On the sidewalk side, a young man (about 20? his name is Blessing!), was retracing his steps for a few blocks, searching for his lost wallet. While we talked and prayed for all he asked, we also discovered that he had been baptized, and the church he and his mother used to attend was Catholic, however they have not been to Mass for some time. We invited him to Mass the next morning, and asked him to invite his mother. To which he said, "I don't know if she'd come. But maybe I can bring my cousins?" We said we'd be happy to have them! We'll be watching for them, to give them an extra special "Welcome!"
Won't you please add your prayer's for these souls?
PEACE! And Thanks Be To God!
Thank You,


Phil Rief - SPSE