God, tell me a story about…prayer


Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.

Jeremiah 33:3

Today’s story is from 1 Kings 17 and 18

Click here for a short video which focuses on Elijah and the altar

Or, older kids can click here to read Elijah’s full story 

1 – What is a prophet?

2 – Our story begins with God telling Elijah to tell the king that there will be a drought. What’s a drought? Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Was the king happy to hear this news from Elijah?

3 – God then tells Elijah to leave and hide (1 Kings 17:2) and that He will take care of him. How will God care for Elijah? (1 Kings 17:4) Does Elijah hear God? Does Elijah do as God says?

4 – Elijah stayed away for three years. After three years why did Elijah return? (1 Kings 18:1) Two altars were built. One to God. Who was the other altar for?

5 – When the people prayed to Baal, what happened? When Elijah prayed to God what happened?

6 – What did the people learn that day? What have you learned from reading this story?

BONUS QUESTIONS (if you read the whole story)

7 – After awhile there is no more water where Elijah is hiding and so God tells Elijah to go to Zarephath. How does God take care of Elijah there? (1 Kings 17:9-16)

8 – Elijah stays with a woman and her boy, but the boy dies. What does Elijah do? How does God respond? (1 Kings 17:21-22)

This week’s challenge

Ask your parents to help you make it rain fire. (Click ahead to trick #5)