For many prayer is all they can offer. However if one can do something physical they should consider doing so. It seems too many people are too busy to care about others who share this life. Prayer can move mountains but sometimes you have to put hands and feet to your prayer/meditation.
For those who are thought minded its good to send good vibes into the universe however if one is able to do something with their hands and feet they should consider doing so.
We all are in this life together and we have to be a part of the solution and that means being a part of working toward it.
Thoughts and prayers are good but we have to do more.