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This drama is based on the International Childrens Bible translation of the story in 1 Kings 17:17-24.

You will need: 4 characters and some biblical style clothes.

[Boy is on the floor and Elijah and Widow are stood close by]

Narrator: Elijah had helped a poor widow have plenty of food by performing a wonderful miracle. Yet some time later the son of the widow  became sick. He grew worse and worse. Finally he stopped breathing. So the woman said to Elijah…

Widow: You are a man of God. What have you done to me? Did you come here to remind me of my sin? Did you come here to kill my son?

Elijah: Give me your son.

[Widow hands her son to Elijah]

Narrator: So Elijah took the boy from her and carried him upstairs. Elijah laid the boy on the bed in the room where he was staying.  Then he prayed to the Lord.

[Elijah mimics going up some stairs and puts the boy on the floor]

Elijah: Lord my God, this widow is letting me stay in her house. Why have you done this terrible thing to her? Why have you caused her son to die?

Narrator: Then Elijah lay on top of the boy three times. Elijah prayed to the Lord.

[Elijah pretends to put his upper body over the boy three times and focusses his eyes upwards when he prays]

Elijah: Lord my God, let this boy live again!

Narrator: The Lord answered Elijah’s prayer. The boy began breathing again, and he was alive. Elijah carried the boy downstairs. He gave the boy to his mother.

[Boy takes big breath and has a big smile on his face. Elijah mimics carrying him down some stairs and hand him back to the widow.]

Elijah: See! Your son is alive!

Widow: Now I know you really are a man from God. I know that the Lord truly speaks through you!