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A large religious sign above the front door of a bicycle shop in the small town of Warren, Indiana. The sign encourages troubled people to Try Prayer. Faded signs for a dry goods store are still visible on the brick facade of the old building.


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Troubled? Try Prayer

When I first saw this small-town storefront, I thought it was a storefront church. It turns out that it is actually a bicycle shop, though the shop has no signs indicating that. Instead, there is just a large sign over the entrance that says:

"Troubled? Try Prayer."

This is located on Wayne Street (State Road 5) in Warren, Indiana. I've seen this same message, complete with the initials "T?TP", elsewhere in Warren. The appliance repair shop across the street even has it on their logo under the company's name!


Update: This building burned down in 2017.




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try-prayer-small-unframed 6x9 inch Unframed $200.00
try-prayer-small-framed 6x9 inch Framed $325.00
try-prayer-medium-unframed 10x15 inch Unframed $350.00
try-prayer-medium-framed 10x15 inch Framed $475.00
try-prayer-large-unframed 14x21 inch Unframed $500.00
try-prayer-large-framed 14x21 inch Framed $700.00






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