Thursday, August 03, 2006

Are You Sure Rebus Done It This Way?

REUTERS: British Police Try Prayer To Help In Catching Crooks

Police in eastern England are looking to God to help them catch vandals and burglars.

The Lincolnshire branch of the Christian Police Association is setting up a "Prayer Watch" scheme to alert Christians to local crimes.

As well as encouraging worshippers to keep an eye out on their churches and each other, the police said the scheme would allow Christians to use prayer to help catch criminals.

"It's largely geared to protecting congregations and church properties which are pretty vulnerable places, but with the added bolt-on aspect of prayer," a Lincolnshire police spokesman told Reuters Wednesday.

Retired London policeman Don Axcell, the national executive director of the Christian Police Association, said God did answer crime-busting prayers.

"I'm a great believer in the power of prayer and all I'd say to the skeptics is that I've seen it work too many times for it to be a coincidence," he told the Lincolnshire Echo newspaper.

Can I get a A-men, children?


Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition....


(Actually a Pearl Harbor reference, but seemed apt)

Rae said...

Whoops...that was me. Hit the button too fast.

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Dear god.

Bless mommy and daddy and my cat, Uncle Jeepers. Oh, and could you kill Billy Harman? He's a bully and stole my bike and hit me in the head. I tried to shoot him but I missed and hit Daddy's Buick. Please don't tell him. He really likes that Buick. If you kill Billy I'll be extra special nice and put out cookies for you at church.


Ah, the power of prayer.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Holy fuck.

Can you see that warrant application.

"And how do you know there will be evidence recovered at this residence?"

"The Spirit moved me."

Yeah, right. I can just see a judge signing off on that.

David Terrenoire said...

Considering prayer's record, maybe the English should work on their target acquisition skills.

I refer, of course, to this report:

James Lincoln Warren said...

On the other hand, it keeps people indoors.

Stacey Cochran said...

That is so going to be the premise for my next novel.

Set the story in the hills near Burnsville, NC. Congregation standing around old farmhouse, where woman was murdered earlier in the evening. They're praying...

In rolls FBI detective Roman Fox. He's got to navigate through the crowd...

Let the novel begin.