Published: Mar 30, 2011 1:34 AM EDT
Updated: Mar 29, 2011 10:35 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla.- Through song, dance, and plenty of prayers, one group gathered for a serene approach to helping those suffering in Japan.

Spiritual leaders from an array of denominations joined hands during an interfaith prayer vigil on Delnor-Wiggins Pass Beach Tuesday evening.

Organizer Michelle Shin says while financial donations are critical to aid in Japan's recovery, she never underestimates the power of prayer.

"It really does create a sense of healing that also helps inspire us to reflect internally about what it is that each of us can be doing to make a difference," Shin said Tuesday.

Some of those in attendance on Tuesday had direct ties to Japan. One woman returned from a trip to Tokyo just a week and a half before the devastating earthquake hit.