...I am trying to learn how to pray for such things as the innocent being torn apart by criminal wars...You have brought it to the forefront of my thoughts…and it is troubling. I wonder what God thinks about his creation who can also create in a limited fashion; and some of that creation have chosen to spend effort creating evil things, and then use those evil things to hurt innocent people.
It is troubling to go from the day when a club was used in hand-to-hand combat to weapons of mass destruction that wreak havoc upon “collateral damage.” Just what is collateral damage? The “price” of war inflicted upon the innocent? What is worth the price of innocent life?
May the Prince of Peace come, and yet that causes me to care for those who do not know the Prince of Peace...so I must pray
Matthew 6:10 KJV
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
because the matter is so weighty.
I haven't answered till now because I have been struggling with the issue.