But come on, a realtor prayer breakfast, to appeal to the supreme architect of the universe for higher home prices and soaring realtor commissions? Do they actually believe God would be in favor of the housing bubble?
What the realtors don't realize is that if they want the housing bubble and their money flow to return, they're wasting their time appealing to God. The Church of Satan would be a better bet.
DESTIN — More than 300 people with a keen interest in the Emerald Coast’s real estate market gathered Wednesday at Destiny Worship Center to ask for God’s blessing.
The Real Estate Prayer Luncheon was organized in hopes of breathing life and positive thinking into the area’s slumping housing market.
It was the first of what the organizers — co-owner of Crye Leike Coastal Realty Wanda Duke, former Destin City Councilman Mel Ponder and Destiny Worship Center Pastor Steve Vaggalis — hope will become a regular, uplifting event.
“The heartbeat of today’s economic community is on the backs of the real estate community,” Ponder told the crowd.
“We need to think positively and get everyone on the same page,” Duke said. “Positive things that come out of your mouth will end with positive results. If we lose hope, we lose everything.”
The luncheon ended with Vaggalis inviting all Realtors present to come to the front of the church auditorium for a special prayer directed toward them.
“We are helpless people turning to a helpful God,” Vaggalis said. “That’s what this luncheon is all about.”