Glorious God, all things flow out of your purposes. You are in control even when catastrophes dominate the day. When global conflicts increase, may we remember that these are birth pangs preparing the way for a whole new, wonderful world. May we lay aside all anxiety and fear and see these singular events as signs for rejoicing and anticipating your peaceful kingdom, amen.
“Though a host encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.” Psalm 27:3 RSV
“Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.” Ephesians 6:10