County and City Pastors to Congregate on MetroLink and Pray for Proposition A



This train is bound for glory, this train
  • This train is bound for glory, this train
It looks as if Proposition A really does have a prayer of winning voter approval next month.

More than 100 county and city pastors will be doing the Lord's work Thursday evening, praying en mass for passage of the measure, which would increase the transit sales tax a half cent to build new MetroLink light-rail lines, while restoring lost service and expand Metro transit operations.

The tax proposal, on the April 6, ballot, would generate about $75 million a year in St. Louis County.

As part of the Metropolitan Congregations United's campaign to pass Proposition A, clergy and lay leaders will board MetroLink trains at 6:15 p.m., from the Shrewsbury, North Hanley, and Eighth and Pine stations and ride it to the Delmar stop, where they will hold a prayer service for public transportation, beginning around 7 p.m.

And if that doesn't convince the Man Upstairs to show some divine intervention come April 6, then hopefully passing out Hershey's Kisses to transit riders -- which religious leaders intend to do -- will seal the deal.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.