The word PRAY appeared etched onto walls, benches, and phone booths throughout New York City in the 1970s and 1980s. Sometimes it accompanied other directives written in the same hand: JESUS SAVES, WORSHIP GOD, GO TO CHURCH, and so on. The writer behind them is one of early New York City graffiti’s mysteries. Some graffiti writers say they caught a glimpse of PRAY in action, describing her as a vagrant elderly white woman, but her identity has never been confirmed. PRAY may have been one lone religious zealot or PRAY might have been a movement. The marks were scratched into painted metal, as replicated on this salvaged phone booth, enduring for nearly as long as the urban legend of their creator.