Church offers drive-thru prayers for busy drivers

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - It’s Friday evening on West Commercial Boulevard, and as thousands head home after work, prayer warriors from the Christian Life Center get ready for their own rush hour.

On this part of the boulevard, drivers are offered an unexpected detour to the divine. “Lord, you know the needs of the motorists as they go by,” said one member of the Christian Life Center.

Just take a right at this church for drive-through prayer, which is located at Northwest 50th Street in Fort Lauderdale.

“Lord, we come before your throne of grace right now,” said another church member.

With cars running and windows down, the prayer team gets busy. They reach out with open hands and hearts for a hotline to heaven.

“We want to be able to minister to our community here in Broward County,” said the Christian Life Center’s Pastor Sol Levy. “What better way would there be than to catch people on a Friday afternoon driving home from work?”

Levy and his team have been praying with drivers here every Friday evening for the past four years. “We’ve had, at times, people come in and basically wanting to commit suicide,” said Levy. “Many people are desperate in their needs. Things happen in their lives during the week, and they pull in, and we pray with them that there is hope.”

From family and financial problems, even medical issues, the team prays for all kinds of needs.

Rochelle Nicholas moved to South Florida from Orlando and is having a tough time adjusting. “I seen them on the side of the road, and it just tugged at my heart,” said Nicholas. “I was literally crying about my situation, and I feel much better. I feel in a positive spirit.”

Thomas Genao drives past the church every day from work, but this is the first time he felt compelled to stop.

“It’s been a couple of months since I last went to church,” said Genao, “so it felt good to have somebody pray for me and my family.”

For two hours, the team prays with drivers — no matter their age, race or religion. They line the street with signs, hoping God will steer drivers in their direction. “I pray in my heart that God will direct them and let them know to go,” said prayer team member Louise Harris.

One driver, Chris Horton, felt the call. “I don’t come home this way ever,” he said. “When I saw the signs, I thought it was a sign. I actually passed it and U-turned, came back.”

In just minutes, drivers are on their way, and you can have faith that this divine drive-through will be here every Friday night, rain or shine.

“Absolutely I will come back again,” exclaimed one driver. “Amen. Amen!”

The team keeps driver’s names and continues to pray for them in the weeks after their visit.

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