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News Of Shelling Has #prayforkorea Trending On Twitter

It won't bring peace to perhaps the world's most dangerous border.

But the news that North Korea fired 200 or so artillery shells at a South Korean island today — killing two South Korean marines and prompting the South to return fire — has made #prayforkorea a top trending term on Twitter.

One of the many messages:

"WhitneyNHawkins #prayforkorea Lord please watch over the many innocent people."

If you're inclined, join the conversation.

We posted earlier on video of the shelling and the unsettling news. GlobalPost has published this analysis: "For North Korea, Timing Is Everything."