Fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the fat portions on the altar. And when all the people saw it, they shouted for joy and fell facedown.
So often, God, You were present on this earth in fire, and through it You instilled a godly fear in Your people. You called Moses from the burning bush. You spoke to the Israelites at Mt, Horeb from the fire. You judged Nadab and Abihu with fire from heaven. As Solomon’s prayer of dedication ended, fire fell from heaven, consumed the sacrifice, and filled the people with awe. You met Elijah at Mt. Carmel as Your fire consumed the altar. John said believers would be baptized with fire and with the Holy Spirit. Lord, You are described as a consuming fire. We pray that once again the flames of Your holiness would come to our cold hearts and ignite Your holy fire within us.