Elijah was a man of prayer. The widow woman the Lord helped during a drought, by miraculously providing a continuous supply of flour and oil to feed her son, herself and Elijah, now needed another miracle. Her son had passed away and she appealed to Elijah to help her. He came to her aid, prayed to God and a miracle took place. Her son came back to life. Elijah is an example to us on how to serve the Lord and others through prayer. He talked to God and listened to God as well. Both are important ingredients of prayer. Like Elijah we are to step into the lives of others by praying for them. It is a blessed ministry.
PRAYER TIP #36 - Prayer is Our Ministry
“Then he cried out to the Lord and said, ‘O Lord my God, have You also brought tragedy on the widow with whom I lodge, by killing her son?’ And he stretched himself out on the child three times, and cried out to the Lord and said, ‘O Lord my God, I pray, let this child’s soul come back to him.’”
1 Kings 17:20-21
"If you believe in prayer at all, expect God to hear you. If you do not expect, you will not have. God will not hear you unless you believe He will hear you; but if you believe He will, He will be as good as your faith." - Charles Spurgeon
Prayer Points – (Pray over these requests)
Thank the Lord for listening to us when we pray.
Ask the Lord to impress us to pray for people in need.
Acknowledge that He is the God of miracles.
Help us to look at prayer as a ministry.
Dear Lord, we are so blessed to have a relationship with You Father, and we praise You for being the God of miracles. Thank You for listening to us when we pray and may we learn to listen to Your responses to our prayers. Make us aware of people in need that we can pray for and accept it as a ministry.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen