One of the things I learned during my training as a Hospice LPN, is when you don't know what to say, say nothing at all.
That is true when someone or their family memember is facing the end of life, a death of a marriage, carreer, dream or a spouse who's beloved is deployed.
Sometimes what that person needs is a hug, a cup of coffee or tea, a blanket or a Teddy Bear. A card that says I am thinking of you.
A seat at your supper table.
We don't need to hear: stay strong! you look like your holding up well or even I am praying for you.
Sometimes, Prayers need feet and hands put to them.