Dear Lord please let Paul know that You love Him, and that the love which his family has for him comes from God.
O Silent God
Our God, we pray to You for others and ourselves, and sometimes it seems, if only for a time, a time of awful pain and loneliness, that no one is listening, that You are not there.
Many have turned away, disappointed and bitter, that You have not answered their urgent prayer, their painful need for self and for others. There is no satisfactory human answer to their challenge, whatever one might say of Your ways, Your time, because their anguish or their anger is the reality they experience.
Dear God, You need no reminder, but we are human in our minds and hearts and bodies. We have little or no actual sense or knowledge of ourselves as spirit. Please touch us as human beings living in this physical world that we acutely experience, and prevent us from losing faith and hope in You. I pray for those who suffer doubt, with all my heart and life.
O silent God let us recognise Your voice in the words of others, and let us be Your love spoken to them. Yet may I ask that You also speak directly to their hearts and minds with unmistakeable Love even where we cannot detect the action of Your Spirit in ourselves or in others. Speak to them in their last moments, if not before.
Please be mindful of our needs, and nurture us as we pray and seek Your healing and care. Embrace all who have lost their hope in God and prayer.