The painting by Bernardo Strozzi (1581–1644), a fugitive from the Capuchin Order, depicts the Prophet Elijah with the Widow of Sarepta and her son.
Let my prayer enter into your presence; incline your ear to my supplication, O Lord.
V. O Lord, God of my salvation,
day and night have I cried before you (Ps 87:3, 2).
Almighty and merciful God,
graciously keep us, we pray,
from all things that may hurt us,
that we, being unimpeded both in mind and body,
may accomplish with free minds
those things which belong to your purpose.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, forever and ever.