PRAYER WATCH: Gen 24:12-28,42-52. Abraham’s prays specifically about how to find a wife for Isaac, and the Lord answers quickly (45: “Before I had finished speaking in my heart”) and specifically.
PRAYER WATCH: Gen 25:21. Rebekah barren, Isaac takes the matter to the Lord, and she conceives. When he prayed about it would be interesting to know, for he married at 40 and fathered at 60. Did he pray at 41, or at 48, or at 58? This whole countless-number-of-descendants thing is clearly all of God. Sarah was barren until 90, Rebekah until 60. Their barrenness threatens the promise of God. But then again, it’s never really threatened because God is the one who opens wombs and closes wombs (cf. Gen 20:17-18).
PRAYER WATCH: Gen 25:22-23. Her pregnancy difficult, Rebekah seeks explanation from the Lord in prayer, and he answers with explanation.