Telling people to pray for Japan and others is empty Rhetoric.
It holds about as much weight as Gadafi saying he represents the people of Libya.
Japan is not a strong religious country. Its Christian community is not that large, and for the most part Japan is a secular society.
Budhism and the old worship of spirits and reverence of the Emperor still remain, but for the most part Japan is a secular country.
Ye know what’s better than prayer? Money.
Give money to aid agencies. And stop hiding you dissonance with the world behind a man made concept of a higher power.
The Earth is a violent little ball in a vast universe. Earthquakes and freak weather happen all the time, and all we can do is be prepared, and hope that we survive.
Actually help them. Don’t hide behind belief that will have no effect on their lives.