Lifting up your concern for others may or may not be something to which the reader of this post usually gives time. But, if you find yourself unsettled by recent "headlines", let me suggest this might be just the time when a conversation with God, or personal meditation, or simply good thoughts directed toward a person or a nation or an event might be calming.
This came to mind when finalizing my Spotlight Blog for the Moravian Board of Cooperative Ministries. It represents a time in the early 1700s when a 14 year-old girl provided leadership to an emerging Reformation Church. Prayer offered peace, calm and direction.
If this interests you, please google my Spotlight Blog on October 6.
If not, I'd still suggest devoting some time to sit down each day, alone or with others who share similar concerns, and let the power of prayer unfold and envelope.