1 Kings 18.29
This went on until well past noon. They used every religious trick and strategy they knew to make something happen on the altar, but nothing happened - not so much as a whisper, not a flicker of response.
oh God, thank you that with you it's never about what we do on our own to bring about any good, it's never about our religious tricks, strategies, the limits of our own knowledge, or anything apart from you that will make something, anything fruitful to happen. thank you that it's by following you, it's by acting according to your plan, it's by making sure that you are on top of everything, entrusting our all to you, that we get to have purpose, that we get to see life all around us, that something worth happening in the grand scheme of everything actually happens!