Today, we pray for those who are struggling silently with problems they think they can deal with alone, O God. May they find someone whom they trust enough and willing enough to help them carry those burdens. Let us be graceful and empathetic to the people we encounter; showing them the love and compassion that you call us to practice. If we are the ones who are suffering silently, may we reach out to others for support and guidance. Help us to take that step of trusting others enough to let them show your love for us. May we be open to the opportunities for ministry that are before us now and always. Amen.