Elijah had, at the command of God, prayed that it wouldn’t rain, and it didn’t. Then God said He was about to send rain again (1 Kings 18:1). Note that the decision, that it would rain, was God’s. Yet we read that Elijah had to pray seven times that it would rain. We may think it would take just one prayer, since the rain was planned by God. It took seven prayers. That tells us we should not give up. Let’s continue to pray!