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About 100 churches in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi held a prayer vigil Monday night for the oil spill threatening their coasts, according to the Sun Herald. Pastor Clinton Hobbs of Fountain of Life Church in Saraland, Ala., organized the vigil, which had churches from Destin, Fla., to the border of Louisiana participating.

“If we call upon God, he will take care of us,” said Michael Barnett, pastor of First Baptist Church in Ocean Springs, Miss., during the public prayer. “He meets our needs much more than tourism or fishing because this is his creation and we must turn to him for the answers.”

Churches prayed that the oil leak would stop and that God would protect as much of the environment as possible, from the coasts to the inland marshes. They also prayed for protection for the oil workers, scientists and volunteers who are working to help stop the leak.

“We all must trust God more than our government or the oil companies. It is not what man can do but what God can do in a crisis like this,” Barnett said. [, 5/17/10]

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