Elijah’s prayer that changed his nation

June 18th, 2012

I am still reflecting on Elijah and his impact on his nation. Today I want to look at the prayer he prayed in 1 Kings 18:36-37. It says…

36 At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: “Lord, the God of Abraham,Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. 37 Answer me, Lord, answer me, so these people will know that you,Lord, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.”

What was the result of this prayer? Fire fell from heaven and consumed the offerings that was soaked in water. This was something that over 850 false prophets of Baal and Asherah could not do by praying to their false gods.

What I love about this prayer is that it was simple and it was aimed at showing God is the true God and turning the hearts of the people back to God.

Perhaps we could pray along these lines when conducting a public meeting aimed at glorifying God and turning peoples hearts back to Him.

God Bless,

Dave