Doesn’t this comic strip really bring home how bad it is to rely solely on prayer and if prayer isn’t enough then why bother? What really is the goal of prayer? To get God’s attention? If God is all knowing why does he need to have someone tell him to do something? Either he’s going to do it or he’s not and if he can’t understand that natural disasters hurt people then he’s useless.
OR every natural disaster is a punishment from God as suggested in this last earthquake that hit Japan. Then God is simply the perpetrator and why would you pray to the criminal behind the crime?
The most reasonable conclusion is that there is no God and that we’re on our own to avert disasters or assist when they happen. Because nature is one bad mother.