“Answer me, O Lord, answer me, that this people may know that you, O Lord, are God, and that you have turned their hearts back.” 1 Kings 18:37 (Context: 1 Kings 18:1-46)
Why was Elijah known as a righteous man? Why were his prayers powerful? Because Elijah was devoted to God’s glory. Elijah lived and spoke and prayed so that people would know that Yaweh is God and that Yaweh saves. By God’s grace, you and I can have that same devotion.
- Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! (Psalm 139:23-24)
- Pray such prayers that when God answers, people know Yaweh is God and Yaweh saves.