He struck the water with Elijah’s cloak and cried out, “Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?” Then the river divided, and Elisha went across. – 2 Kings 2:14
Elijah was whisked away into heaven on a fiery chariot in front of Elisha. Elisha had asked Elijah for a double portion of his spirit before the prophet was taken into heaven. The older prophet granted the request if the younger witnessed his departure, which did happen. Then after the loss of his mentor, Elisha returned to Israel via crossing the Jordan River. He had come across on dry ground, but now faced a mighty flowing river. He called out to the God of Elijah, who parted the waters once more for his servant.
Where is the LORD, the God of my ancestors? Where are you, O mighty King? Today, I feel as though I walk alone although not abandoned or forgotten. You have moved heaven and earth in days gone by for those who loved you and served you, yet your mighty hand and outstretched arm seem silent in this world today? I am moved by the story of prophets young and old, but does the God of Elijah still move heaven and earth today? I say you do, but where oh Gracious One are the fruits of such power and majesty? Your word states that great signs and wonders will follow those that love you! You, yourself, said that we here on earth would do greater works than you did. Is it because of our unbelief and disobedience that we no longer see the mighty hand of God as in days past? I call out to the LORD, the God of Elijah, as did Elisha, and ask you to move among this nation and people that they may witness your greatness and come to you in droves?
Father, you’ve heard my cry; please answer my call. I adore you and want to see you move among your people and among the lost once more. I know the time of grace nears its end, but please grant this prophet the request of the mighty servant, Elisha, in the days of ancient Israel. Allow this humble servant and child of the living God to be used for your glory and kingdom expansion. In Jesus’ name, Amen.