Sometimes we have to take a chance and help people. The widow in Samaria who gave Elijah some of her food and water must have wondered if she would have enough for herself and her family. She might have worried that her own supplies would dry up. It would have been easy for her to tell Elijah to go away. But she had a feeling that You had sent him, Lord, so she shared with him what she had. You rewarded her when You brought her son back to life after he had died! When she saw that miracle, she knew she had done the right thing. I hope that I can be generous to others every day, Lord - even if I don't see a miracle happen. You put us on this earth together to take care of each other. You answer our prayers in wonderful ways, dear God. We can count on You to look after our every need.
Dear Lord, we are so quick to blame others when things go wrong. We tattle and point fingers at each other. "She did it," we'll say. King Ahab blamed Elijah for the terrible drought. Elijah was not the cause of it. As Your prophet, he just brought the news to the people that the drought would happen because they disobeyed. Next time, God, I pray that I look at myself before I start blaming someone else.
365 READ TO ME PRAYERS FOR CHILDREN BY MELANIE M. BURNETTE.