Wtf is wrong with there people. prayer is useless because there is no one up there listening. even is there was a god listening prayer would be useless. if there is an all powerful all knowing god he already knew the oil leak would happen and since he did nothing to stop it he wanted it to happen so why should prayers by humans change his mind? any god that has the power to stop the leak now had the power to stop it from happening. since it happened you have to conclude that this god wanted it to happen. http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/06/20/gulf.oil.spill/index.html While cleanup crews and technical teams continue efforts to stop crude gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana lawmakers are proposing a different approach: prayer. State senators designated Sunday as a day for citizens to ask for God's help dealing with the oil disaster. "Thus far efforts made by mortals to try to solve the crisis have been to no avail," state Sen. Robert Adley said in a statement released after last week's unanimous vote for the day of prayer. "It is clearly time for a miracle for us." The resolution names Sunday as a statewide day of prayer in Louisiana and calls on people of all religions throughout the Gulf Coast "to pray for an end to this environmental emergency, sparing us all from the destruction of both culture and livelihood."