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Elijah prayed boldly for a God-sized miracle. Elijah didn’t mess around with small requests for God. He went straight to big requests. Prayed for a drought in the land. Raised the widow’s son from the dead. Called down fire from heaven to consume the offering on Mount Carmel.

"At the usual time for offering the evening sacrifice, Elijah the prophet walked up to the altar and prayed, “O Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, prove today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant. Prove that I have done all this at your command. Immediately the fire of the Lord flashed down from heaven and burned up the young bull, the wood, the stones, and the dust. It even licked up all the water in the trench!"1 Kings 18:36,38

Elijah was bold. He asked with incredible faith, believing that God was able. He believed that God was faithful, that He answers prayers. He called on God with enough faith to believe God would answer even the most audacious prayer.

And, without fail, God answered those audacious prayers. He poured out His power repeatedly, giving Elijah opportunity to proclaim God’s greatness.


Holy Father, I pray for the fire and the hunger to pray fervently every day in the name of Jesus.


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