A dear friend of mine sent me the link to this inspiring article, written by her tennis partner's daughter. The only, "distance," that actually is far away to God is the one we create when we don't turn to Him.
May you be inspired this Lent to close the distance in prayer. Lift up your loved ones and turn your ordinary activities into a time of prayerful conversation with God on their behalf! Your day and their lives will only be the better for it.