You’re going down the street, and suddenly the urge hits you
Maybe you hear a siren, and want to say a quick “Hail Mary” for those in danger.
Or maybe you start thinking of a sick friend and want the Almighty to do something. Or maybe you want to nudge the guardian angel of your smart mouth teen to get off his angelic bottom and get to work.

Or maybe it’s time to get out that prayer rug, but you don’t want to block the sidewalk.

But in these days of crime, churches are now padlocked for safety.

There are few other alternatives: hogging a restroom just won’t do, you know.

And with militant atheists everywhere, who wants to risk a quick “sign of the cross” in a public space.

Well, Baltimore has the answer for you:



Now that everyone has cellphones, all those nice phone booths are not being used. So voila, instant prayer booth, to “phone” the Almighty and get him/her/it moving on your needs.

And it comes complete with a nice pillow to kneel on, and instructions complete with illustrations, in case you can’t remember how to do it.

Sun photo by Karl Merton Ferron
(actually the prayer booth is an art project: full report HERE)


Nancy Reyes is a retired physician living in the rural Philippines. Her website is Finest Kind Clinic and Fishmarket

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