The power of prayer. That's what parishioners at one local church are banking on to stop massive oil spill in the Gulf. St. John's Episcopal Church on Carmel Road in South Charlotte held a prayer vigil Thursday night as part of a National Hour of Prayer where churches all over America prayed for the oil spill from 7 to 8 o'clock p.m. local time.
Sarah Morgan said prayer is the one thing you can always turn to.
"I feel helpless in the situation but I believe in the power of prayer," she said. "And I believe that when we appeal to God, that God hears and will answer our prayers."
Other parishioners like Jane Golz says the disaster in the Gulf makes it clear who is in control.
"Clearly God is in control of this and we are not," she said. "We don't have the answers or the technology to stop it but we through prayer would hope that God can help."