LEXINGTON, S.C. — South Carolina roads are considered some of the most dangerous in the country.
One church in Lexington is hoping prayer will help keep our drivers safe.
Pilgrim Lutheran Church held their first 'blessing of the wheels' event, praying over any vehicle or person that rolled-up to church grounds on June 30.
"We want to have God on our side," John Wood, a motorcyclist, said after receiving prayer from the church. "My goal is to keep me and my wife safe."
Wood joined firemen, law enforcement, and other drivers lined-up for a word of prayer on Sunday.
"This is the first time that we've ever done anything like this," Laurie Held said. "With all the craziness that goes on in this world, especially on the road, having your vehicle blessed is like the perfect idea."
Pilgrim Lutheran Church Reverend John Woods says he hopes to continue the initiative in future years.
"We just want people to be safe, and so it can never hurt to have God's blessing upon those things that are used over and over again, especially during their work hours, but also when they're on their way to the beach or on their way to the lake," Rev. Woods said.