Jun 27, 2010 6:14 PM by Veronica White

Prayer to Help Oil Spill

Some people are taking a different approach towards a solution to stop the oil spill-- they are turning to prayer.

Governor Bobby Jindal declared Sunday, June 27th as a "Statewide Day of Prayer" for perseverance through the oil spill cleanup.

Acadianians flocked to church Sunday morning. They say even though they cannot go to the shore to help, going to church and praying are things they can do to help.

Even though they may not understand exactly how praying can make a difference, Lafayette deacon Tim Maragos says he hopes people have faith:

"He does respond in his own way-- maybe we don't understand it all but God does hear our prayers. Just the act of praying, to open ourselves to him, is the real point."

"He will answer our prayers. There's some meaning behind all this and in the long run we'll figure it out and learn to turn to the Lord," says churchgoer Debra Reed.

Several members of Our Lady of Fatima Church say they hope this one day of prayer turns into an every day activity for people throughout the state. They say this is what will help most through the oil spill.



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