Israel had followed King Ahab into great rebellion. Finally there was a showdown between the false prophets of their false gods and Elijah. There was great drama on the mountains of Carmel.
No matter how hard the false prophets tried to reach their “god” there was silence.
Elijah stepped up to his altar, doused it with water and prayed this simple prayer. God immediately answered with fire!
PRAY THAT ISRAEL WILL PUT AWAY THEIR FALSE GODS AND FALSE PROPHETS AND TURN THEIR HEARTS TO GOD.
1 Kings 18:36-37
And it came to pass, at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near and said, “Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that You are God in Israel and I am Your servant, and that I have done all these things at Your word. Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that You are the Lord God, and that You have turned their hearts back to You again.”