It is one of those times right now when there is enough world-impacting news to just keep watching and watching. Maps of numerous countries on the brink of violence. Information streamed across countless sites. People without number in the streets. World leaders making pronouncements. Countries playing politics in the midst of it all. And the weather!
I have found myself praying...not trying to understand everything, nor find a passage that relates, nor fret about potential outcomes...but I am moving in the direction of praying.
Things like: "your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Praying for "kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness" and reminding myself - "do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." (I Timothy 2:1, Philippians 4:6)
Prayer in these times is not based on knowing exactly what to pray, nor being able to put feet to prayer, because of our proximity to the request, but it is about lifting to heaven our requests to a God who hears and understands...and mixes our prayers into the action from the throne. It is about filling our corner of the world with light and spiritual initiative. It is about belonging to our world right now, and not just looking on.
So, let us pray.