Hashem promised Avraham as son when he left Haran, at age 75. Yet it seems that Avraham and Sarah prayed for the next 25 years until they indeed were blessed with Yitzhak.

How could we describe Avraham's reason for tefilla, if seemingly not asking to take from Hashem. (Perhaps related to abundantly eager to give to Hashem... but I feel there is more to it.)

  • To speed up the delivery of the promise? – Maurice Mizrahi Aug 5 at 20:07
  • @MauriceMizrahi What's the rush? His ratzon to serve Hashem? – Yaakov Aug 5 at 20:09
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    Have you ever anxiously waited for a baby to announce himself? – Maurice Mizrahi Aug 5 at 20:19
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    A major premise of this question is that they prayed. Citing a source for that claim would improve the question drastically. – msh210 Aug 5 at 21:02
  • @msh210 I was assuming that the same way Yitzhak prayed tremendously for Yaakov, Avraham did so for Yitzhak. So perhaps we can ask on Yitzhak (sefaria.org/Genesis.25.21), as Avraham was promised to become a great, lasting nation (sefaria.org/Genesis.12.2) specifically from Yitzhak (sefaria.org/Genesis.22.2). – Yaakov Aug 6 at 1:40

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