21 Days of Prayer

Day 10 - Come To Him In Prayer

Elijah was an ambassador for God. You will remember that Elijah prayed and God withheld the rain for three and a half years. Then Elijah prayed again, and God sent the rain. In 1 Kings 18, Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal to see whose god was the real God. They built an altar and called to their gods, but nothing happened. Then Elijah built an altar and even poured water all over it. Then He asked God to bring down fire from heaven. The Lord did this and consumed the entire sacrifice.

Sometimes we find it hard to ask for what we need. Perhaps it is because we are independent and too proud. We want to be self-reliant. We want to do things our way or we don’t want to do it at all. However, there comes a time when we have to say: “God, if You don’t do this, I am finished. Lord, please undertake for me.” When you attempt big things for God, then you have to ask Him for what you need. You know that if He doesn’t do it, it’s not possible. It is a good place to be, because then, when it is accomplished, God receives the glory. Our part is to come to Him in prayer and ask.

1 King 18:37 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.

PRAYER: Father, I desperately need a miracle. I come to You, asking You to please undertake for me. As I wait on You in faith, I pray that You would make a way for me. Amen.

The content for this devotional was adapted from "Peace in His Presence" by Angus Buchan © Christian Art Publishers.