Prayer (3)

Elijah was a prophet. Our Bible Reading today tells us that Elijah was a person, “just like us” (verse 17a). Elijah needed the same things that we need — clothes, food and shelter. He was also good, honest and fair. Elijah listened to God and did what God told him to do.
The Bible tells us that once Elijah prayed very hard that it would not rain. God paid attention to Elijah’s prayer, and there was no rain in the land for three and a half years! Then Elijah prayed that it would rain again, and it rained.
Verse 16b of our Bible Reading says, “Anyone who lives the way God wants can pray, and great things will happen.” That’s what happened with Elijah. He obeyed God, and God answered his prayer.
Are you like Elijah? Do you obey God and do what God wants you to do? Then your prayers can be powerful, too.
Ask God to help you obey and follow Him every day.