Of course we now have the ease of sending e-mails, texting and Skyping to discover specific needs they may have. And you can choose to leave with them items of concern in your life.
Maybe some days you wish a friend would be in touch. You are ready to admit that you are lonely and really wish they would connect. Pray for them. You will experience satisfaction and also can be pleased that you are messaging good will toward them.
Praying for each other, and even you only for a friend, strengthens the bond of friendship. Try it.