March 14th, 2011
10:18 AM ET

Japan earthquake unleashes prayer Tweets

The Twitter hash tag #prayforjapan was trending during parts of the weekend and again on Monday morning, drawing many tweets from Japan - and from many other parts of the the world.

Here's a quick sampling from early Monday:

Manga University After two days filled with anxiety and despair, we are just incredibly sad right now. Please pray for Japan. #prayforjapan

Nikki Blade Found out my mate who lives in Japan is fine!!! Thank GOD!!! Praying that everyone else finds their loved ones. #eqjapan #eqjp #prayforjapan


- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

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