Waiting around for bad things to die down won't so anything for you. Praying isn't going to stop bad people from coming at you. You need to grab the closest resources around you, take a deep breath, and charge. The phrase of the day is violence of action, kids. It's what wins wars. It's what stop domestic problems. It's what gets you through any daunting situation. You have to move fast, be aggressive, be loud if it call for it, and have anger and hatred in your heart. You need to leave your obstacle saying, "Oh god, why did I pick a fight with this person?" Go at your enemy so hard and fast that he can only focus on the wrath descending upon him.