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James (W12D4) Elijah

Week 12. Thursday. Elijah

PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word.

READ: James 5:17-18

17 Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.

UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words

  1. Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words.

  2. Make a list of the keys words/phrases and think about what they mean.

Snapshot: In this passage James refers back to an Old Testament prophet named Elijah. The events James is referring to can be found in 1 Kings 17-18. The point James is making is found in James 5:16, “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” Elijah was a righteous man and his prayers were certainly powerful.

APPLY: What is this passage calling me to do?

What about Elijah made him a righteous man?

Why is righteousness vital to our prayer life?

When have you seen God answer your prayers in a powerful way?

PRAY: Ask God to help you develop a more powerful prayer life.

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