And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word.” Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” So he went and did according to the word of the LORD, for he went and stayed by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook. And it happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.
Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.” So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, indeed a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Please bring me a little water in a cup, that I may drink.” And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, “Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.” So she said, “As the LORD your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.” And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son. For thus says the LORD God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the LORD sends rain on the earth.’ ” So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days. The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke by Elijah.
Now it happened after these things that the son of the woman who owned the house became sick. And his sickness was so serious that there was no breath left in him. So she said to Elijah, “What have I to do with you, O man of God? Have you come to me to bring my sin to remembrance, and to kill my son?” And he said to her, “Give me your son.” So he took him out of her arms and carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his own bed. Then he cried out to the LORD and said, “O LORD my God, have You also brought tragedy on the widow with whom I lodge, by killing her son?” And he stretched himself out on the child three times, and cried out to the LORD and said, “O LORD my God, I pray, let this child’s soul come back to him.” Then the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came back to him, and he revived. And Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper room into the house, and gave him to his mother. And Elijah said, “See, your son lives!” Then the woman said to Elijah, “Now by this I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is the truth.” (1 Kings 17:1-24)
A word received: Do not keep anything back from me. Just as I fed Elijah, I will provide for you in your hour of need.
It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn your statutes. (Psalm 119:71)
Jesus, thank you for the hard times as well as the good: for through them I have learned your faithfulness.
Wednesday: 119:49-72 * 49,; 1 Kings 17:1-24; Phil. 2:1-11; Matt. 2:1-12
Thursday: 50 * [59,60] or 93, 96; 1 Kings 18:1-19; Phil. 2:12-30; Matt. 2:13-23
Notes from the Front Line
***** September 10th 12:10 – 12:50PM, State St Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Terry Volpe, Carol MacNaughton, Mary Pasko, Mark Pasko and guitar
+ Karen – prayers for her friend James new business to be a success
+ Roberto “Doc” – his salvation
+ Mike – currently on dialysis, prayers for healing. Gave a testimony of when he had prostrate cancers, Christian brothers prayed for him and it disappeared
Mary – healing in her hand; return of full mobility
Mark – clear his ears / restore his hearing
+ Shakima – blessing, all prayers tot he lord be 2 way prayers where she speaks to the Lord and he speaks to her
+ Alexis (been to table before) stability, God continue to bless her
+++ Mom with 2 daughters (4 more elsewhere) – prayers for her children to stay in school and get a good education; help the 9th grader with her anger
++ Rachel – her son Kristin, asking for healing – he has been on dialysis 11 years, celebrate the 19th birthday of her grandson and that he is doing well in college
Unbeliever – walked by said he was not a believer; came back by.. Terry walked and talked with him. He is looking for mercy in the world and miracles. He has lung problems, is missing a kidney and on dialysis. Terry told him that he was alive was a miracle and God still has work for him to do. His eyes widened at that. Pray for the Lord’s presence and will to be stirred in his heart.
Shane – going through a struggles but he knows it is a test, that he is going to pass it, and it will get easier. Pray for God to strengthen his heart in this.
+ Pamela – prayer for her daughter and granddaughter – the Lord knows the situation (shed tears as we prayed for her).
Blessed us and told us to keep doing what we are doing, praying on the streets.
+ Agnes (came with Pamela) – does not speak, a stroke caused several problems including the loss of her voice; prayers for her contract surgery on Wednesday
Then we prayed for God to return her voice. Tears of joy came to her eyes. Then she was able to her mouth, trying to say Jesus. She did say “SSS”. Pray that her voice is 100% released.
+Bill – prayers for everyone.