HOPE United Methodist Church in Voorhees, Pennsylvania., has a new evangelism tool: a drive-through prayer window. The idea came about when a bank became available on the adjacent property.
“You don’t have to be a member here, it doesn’t cost you anything, and you don’t even have to get out of your car,” a church official said.
Situated at a busy intersection where cars must stop for a traffic light, a sign advertising the drive-through beckons people to spontaneously pull in.
Cars drive up, drivers roll down the window, and describe a worry or concern. A volunteer offers a prayer on the spot. The whole process takes a minute or two, and patrons, from all religious denominations, remain anonymous.
For those preferring to simply write down their thoughts without a conversation, one of the lanes utilizes the old bank’s deposit tube that now shuttles pencil and card between patron and volunteer.