For 9 June 2022, Thursday of the tenth week in Ordinary Time, based on 1 Kings 18:41-46
Elijah said to Ahab, â€˜Go up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of rushing rain.â€™ So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; there he bowed himself down upon the earth and put his face between his knees. He said to his servant, â€˜Go up now, look towards the sea.â€™ He went up and looked, and said, â€˜There is nothing.â€™ Then he said, â€˜Go again seven times.â€™ At the seventh time he said, â€˜Look, a little cloud no bigger than a personâ€™s hand is rising out of the sea.â€™ Then he said, â€˜Go and say to Ahab, â€œHarness your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.â€ â€™ In a little while the heavens grew black with clouds and wind; there was heavy rain. Ahab rode off and went to Jezreel. But the hand of the Lord was on Elijah; he girded up his loins and ran in front of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.