How many times have you seen someone post something like "(Any Disaster) happened please keep those involved in your prayers." Are you serious? Because that is exactly what they need is you setting alone in a room somewhere talking to yourself about how you want whatever God you believe in to help them.
Here is a thought, why not ask for something useful to them. Your friend was in a car accident and may not pull through? How about you ask for donations of food, money, or anything at all the family may need. Natural disasters happen around the world and even here in the US all the time. Do these good religious people send money? Do they send food? Do they volunteer to go help with clean up, rebuilding, or help feed the people involved? NO! They send there prayers. PRAYERS! I will pray in 1 hand and shit in the other guess which will fill up the fastest! I don't think that prayer is a bad thing. It is one of the few harmless things that religions do. But come on people if you really care about your fellow man and want to help then do something about it don't just pretend to care for the benefit of self image.
In every religion the God or Gods gives mankind freewill. So lets just pretend that he did that so when bad things happen you can freely will yourself to do something about it yourself rather than pray that said God will do it for you. Do that and the world will be better for it.