The Prayer Life of Elijah: A Man Like Us

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  • Welcome!Denver Church of Christ

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  • The Prayer Life of Elijah: A Man Like Us

  • versus HOPE SO..KNOW SO

  • O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.

    Psalm 5:3

  • Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me.

    2 Corinthians 12:8

  • versus PRAY SOFT..PRAY HARD

  • Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.

    James 5:17-18 (ESV)

  • Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are

    James 5:17 (KJV)

  • Elijah was just a manYet God hears

  • 1 Kings 18

  • 1 Kings 19:1-2

  • 1 Kings 19:3

  • 1 Kings 19:4

  • 1 Kings 19:5a

  • 1 Kings 19:5b-6

  • 1 Kings 19:7

  • 1 Kings 19:8

  • God answers Elijah

    Just as he had prayed

    Not at all as he had prayed

  • Is any among you afflicted? Let him pray.

    James 5:13a (ESV)

  • Is any merry? Let him sing psalms.

    James 5:13b (ESV)

  • Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

    James 5:14 (ESV)

  • And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

    James 5:15 (ESV)

  • The Prayer Life of Elijah: A Man Like Us