Activists publicly pray for lower gas prices [VIDEO]

Nicholas Ballasy Senior Video Reporter
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The Prayer at the Pump movement held a small prayer protest Thursday asking God to lower the price of gasoline, which has reached a national average of $3.58 per gallon. Founder Rocky Twyman called on Obama to be like Texas Gov. Rick Perry and hold a bipartisan White House National Prayer Summit.

“We want [Obama] to invite Rush Limbaugh all these people that are hostile toward him because that’s in the Bible, you’re supposed to love your enemies and they all need to come together and pray,” said Twyman, a D.C.-area public relations consultant.

“[Obama] should do the Christian thing and reach out and do what Rick Perry did man. You know, he had that National Day of Prayer and Fasting. That could really work, we think it really make a difference and things would really, really start to change.”

In the past, Twyman called on Obama to be more like NFL star Tim Tebow.

“Tebow gives God glory for his success and God in turn bless him. Those of us who study the Bible recall the text that says God is a jealous God,” he said.

“I and many of my prayer warriors firmly believe that the Obama administration would be able to solve the serious unemployment and economic problems facing this nation if he gave praise and glory to God publicly for the blessings that he has received as president.”

After leading the group in prayer and song at the Exxon station by Union Station, Twyman claimed that the GOP-controlled House has a “demoniac spirit,” accusing Congress of carelessness over the high cost of gasoline.

“We feel like we’re just being possessed by these demons on Capitol Hill. It’s like, you know, they were going to let the whole country go down in default for that debt ceiling thing so we need a power higher than the devil and that is God so that’s why we’re out here asking God to intervene on behalf on his children,” he told TheDC.

“Their main goal is to get rid of Obama and okay well that may be fine but the thing is please don’t destroy the whole country trying to do that because God’s will is going to be done anyway. If God wants Obama back in there, there’s nothing anybody can do,” Twyman said.

He also told TheDC that none his members are paid to protest.

“We kind of just do our own thing,” he said. “We’re just all out here, just concerned citizens. It’s part of our Christian duty.”

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