The people of Japan need our help in so many ways. If the only thing your circumstances allow you to do is pray, do not feel helpless. A wise friend once told me, prayer is not the least you can do for someone; it is the most you can do.
Have you ever heard the story of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes?
Making paper cranes would be a meaningful activity to do with your kids as you help them deal with their sadness and worry over the tragedies in Japan. Here are instructions:
Fold your hands. Send the Japanese people your love and peace.