May 24, 2020

Opening Prayer:
Gracious God, when we are feeling alone, remind us that you are with us always.
In Christ,

Daily Scripture Readings:
Monday           I Kings 16:29-34
Tuesday          I Kings 18:16-21
Wednesday     I Kings 18:22-29
Thursday         I Kings 18:30-37
Friday              I Kings 18:38-46
Saturday          Acts 2:1-8

Over the last few years, Elijah has become one of my favorite biblical characters. But as I read through the stories of his life yet again, I began to reflect on the biblical truth that Elijah was a man just like us. And yet, his life was so powerful!
What was it about Elijah that made his prayers, his life, so powerful and effective? What can we learn from the life of Elijah to help our own prayer lives?

Here are 4 things we can learn about prayer from Elijah:
1. Elijah learned to be completely dependent on God.
2. Elijah prayed boldly for God-sized miracles.
3. Elijah’s prayers pointed the world back to God.
4. Elijah prayed fervently until he saw the answer.

We must remember that it is God’s faithfulness that we are calling on, his character. It’s about a God who longs to connect with us, to help us in our time of need. We must have faith that He is willing and able to do far more than we could ever ask or imagine.
- Dena Johnson