Father, let me be like the woman of Zarephath.
You sent Elijah to this widow when he was exhausted, burned out and in need. And she herself was in dire need. Because You had withheld rain from the land, rivers and brooks had dried up and crops had failed.
But like her, reverse my own plans to accommodate Yours. Even when circumstances are dire and I feel like there is no hope, and I am ready to make a meal to eat and die, let me be attentive to You at work in my life. Let me recognize and be obedient to all You ask of me. And in doing so, let me receive Your blessing of hope, provision, and life. Amen