“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.“ Romans 12:9 Abhoring evil deeds is not always perceived as love.
“It may be that the Lord will work for us, for nothing can hinder the Lord from saving by many or by few.” 1 Samuel 14:16
Two seconds of silence between your expressed thoughts is a good thing. So don’t fill that space with “um” or “ah”. Preaching or praying