They tried, that’s for sure:

On Sunday, September 14 [2008] at 2:00 p.m. in Detroit’s riverside Hart Plaza, more than a thousand individuals of every faith are expected to join together for “I Lift Detroit in prayer.” This interfaith ceremony is open to the public and will provide the climax of a three-week prayer vigil for Greater Detroit that is being held by several congregations around the metro Detroit region.

Thanks to reader Kathy who spotted this bumper sticker in upstate Michigan: