Paul's words of Philippians 4:8 also help me--they hang where I see them at my desk. "Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things." One of my friends said, that's Jesus. I think she is right. We are to keep Jesus at the forefront of our thinking. We are to focus on Jesus. We are to filter everything, every circumstance, through Jesus.
I also think it helps us to remember Paul's words of Ephesians 6. The fight isn't against "them" but against the real enemy, the prince of this world. That's why we pray. But it's also why the enemy uses the headlines, social media, etc. to sidetrack us—to keep our thoughts from our Excellent One and from prayer.
I pray for you and me that we can keep our eyes fixed on Him so courage and kindness rule our lives amidst this darkness. Those are what will help us be bright shining lights to hold out the Word of Life, live in hope AND keep praying.