Powerful Prayer - Part III
Elijah is presented to us as an example of a person who prayed prayers that were powerful in their effect. The story of Elijah is astonishing and we may feel that it could in no way apply to our prayer life but James emphasizes "he was a human being just as we are." He is really no different than us so we can pray the way he prayed and receive the kind of answers he received. I would encourage you to read 1 Kings 17-18 for the Old Testament background to the story of Elijah.