before
Genesis 24:15-20
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Before he had finished speaking, behold, Rebekah who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Abraham's brother Nahor, came out with her jar on her shoulder.
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The girl was very beautiful, a virgin, and no man had had relations with her; and she went down to the spring and filled her jar and came up.
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Then the servant ran to meet her, and said, "Please let me drink a little water from your jar."
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She said, "Drink, my lord"; and she quickly lowered her jar to her hand, and gave him a drink.
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Now when she had finished giving him a drink, she said, "I will draw also for your camels until they have finished drinking."
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So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, and ran back to the well to draw, and she drew for all his camels.
Isaiah 58:9
"Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; You will cry, and He will say, 'Here I am.' If you remove the yoke from your midst, The pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness,
Isaiah 65:24
"It will also come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.
Daniel 9:19
"O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and take action! For Your own sake, O my God, do not delay, because Your city and Your people are called by Your name."
Daniel 9:23
"At the beginning of your supplications the command was issued, and I have come to tell [you], for you are highly esteemed; so give heed to the message and gain understanding of the vision.
Acts 4:24-33
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And when they heard [this], they lifted their voices to God with one accord and said, "O Lord, it is You who MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA, AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM,
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who by the Holy Spirit, [through] the mouth of our father David Your servant, said, 'WHY DID THE GENTILES RAGE, AND THE PEOPLES DEVISE FUTILE THINGS?
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'THE KINGS OF THE EARTH TOOK THEIR STAND, AND THE RULERS WERE GATHERED TOGETHER AGAINST THE LORD AND AGAINST HIS CHRIST.'
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"For truly in this city there were gathered together against Your holy servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel,
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to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur.
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"And now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word with all confidence,
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while You extend Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy servant Jesus."
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And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and [began] to speak the word of God with boldness.
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And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one [of them] claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them.
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And with great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and abundant grace was upon them all.
Acts 10:30
Cornelius said, "Four days ago to this hour, I was praying in my house during the ninth hour; and behold, a man stood before me in shining garments,
Acts 12:12-17
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And when he realized [this], he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was also called Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.
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When he knocked at the door of the gate, a servant-girl named Rhoda came to answer.
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When she recognized Peter's voice, because of her joy she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter was standing in front of the gate.
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They said to her, "You are out of your mind!" But she kept insisting that it was so. They kept saying, "It is his angel."
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But Peter continued knocking; and when they had opened [the door], they saw him and were amazed.
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But motioning to them with his hand to be silent, he described to them how the Lord had led him out of the prison. And he said, "Report these things to James and the brethren." Then he left and went to another place.
Matthew 7:7
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
speaking
1 Samuel 1:13-15
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As for Hannah, she was speaking in her heart, only her lips were moving, but her voice was not heard. So Eli thought she was drunk.
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Then Eli said to her, "How long will you make yourself drunk? Put away your wine from you."
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But Hannah replied, "No, my lord, I am a woman oppressed in spirit; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have poured out my soul before the LORD.
2 Samuel 7:27
"For You, O LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have made a revelation to Your servant, saying, 'I will build you a house'; therefore Your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to You.
Nehemiah 2:4
Then the king said to me, "What would you request?" So I prayed to the God of heaven.
Romans 8:26
In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for [us] with groanings too deep for words;