Commute blocked by construction? Prayers suggested

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Updated: Thu, 01 May 2014 07:20:17 EST

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit is encouraging motorists who are spending more time on the road because of freeway construction to use that time to pray.

Repairs to Interstate 96 have closed the freeway in Livonia and Redford Township, requiring motorists to take detours until October.

The archdiocese and Sacred Heart Major Seminary plan to give away prayer CDs to 96 motorists so they can pray the Rosary during their extra drive time.

The CD is a musical and vocal recitation of the Rosary recorded several years ago at the seminary.

Sacred Heart Major's director of liturgy, the Rev. Robert Spezia, says "If we sincerely offer that time to God and pray, I can almost guarantee a peaceful commute instead of one so often filled with frustration and anger."

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