Elijah Was a Prophet

“Elijah Was a Prophet,” Friend, September 2018

Old Testament Heroes

Elijah Was a Prophet

Friend Magazine, 2018/09 Sep

Illustration by Dilleen Marsh

Elijah was a prophet. With God’s help, Elijah performed many miracles. When there was a famine and a woman fed Elijah, he blessed her so that her food never ran out. And God helped Elijah bring the woman’s son back to life. Elijah asked God to set an altar on fire to show people that God was more powerful than idols. Elijah also held the priesthood keys of the sealing power. In 1836 Elijah gave that power to Joseph Smith. This power allows families to be sealed together forever.


Elijah was a prophet who taught and helped people. I can trust and listen to the prophet today!

  • Memorize 1 Kings 17:24.

  • Watch chapters 33–36 of the Old Testament stories at scripturestories.lds.org.

  • Sing the Primary song “Follow the Prophet” (Children’s Songbook, 110–11).

  • I can follow the prophet by …