What we know of Elijah we know from the Bible:
- We know that Elijah was able to restore a dead boy back to life. 1 Kgs 17:17-24
- We know he advocated the worship of the true God while the pagans were worshiping Baal. We know he called down fire from heaven at Mount Carmel in a “showdown” with those who worshiped Baal. 1 Kgs 18:20-46
- We know God called him to Mt. Horeb, commanding him to form a revolt. 1 Kgs 19:11-18
- We know that he ascended into heaven in a whirlwind and that Elisha was his successor. 2 Kgs 2:9-12
Tradition has it that Elijah founded the Carmelite order, making it the oldest religious order.
Let’s pray for them today.
Elijah: Pray for us!