1 Kg 19:9a, 11-16
Stand on the mountain before the LORD.
A reading from the first Book of Kings
At the mountain of God Horeb,
Elijah came to a cave, where he took shelter.
But the word of the LORD came to him,
“Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD;
the LORD will be passing by.”
A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains
and crushing rocks before the LORD−
but the LORD was not in the wind.
After the wind there was an earthquake−
but the LORD was not in the earthquake.
After the earthquake there was fire−
but the LORD was not in the fire.
After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound.
When he heard this,
Elijah hid his face in his cloak
and went and stood at the entrance of the cave.