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Prayers of Abraham

When God called to him, Abraham heard and responded, “Here I am, Lord.” When God asked him to intercede for a man he had wronged, Abraham obeyed.
This patriarch of God’s people is lauded as an example of true faith and closeness to God, but few of his actual prayers have been recorded.
Genesis 15:2
O Lord God, what will You give me? Will I need an inheritance if I have no child?
Genesis 17:18
Oh, that my child might live in Your presence, Lord, and be under Your blessing!
Genesis 18:23, 32
Lord, would You really sweep away the righteous with the wicked?
What if ten honorable people are found?
And God answered:
For the sake of ten, I will not destroy the town.

Paraphrased by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2019, inthe Book of Bible Prayers