Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees,
1 Kings 18:19
Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the Asherah four hundred, that eat at Jezebel's table.
And after he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain apart to pray: and when even was come, he was there alone.
And it came to pass in these days, that he went out into the mountain to pray; and he continued all night in prayer to God.
Now on the morrow, as they were on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour:
He cast himself
And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he bowed himself down to the earth unto Jehovah.
And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face before the ark of Jehovah until the evening, he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust upon their heads.
2 Samuel 12:16
David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.
And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.
And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass away from him.
Confess therefore your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The supplication of a righteous man availeth much in its working.
Put his face
1 Kings 19:13
And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entrance of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?
and I said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God; for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our guiltiness is grown up unto the heavens.
A God very terrible in the council of the holy ones, And to be feared above all them that are round about him?
Above him stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto Jehovah,
O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of face, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.
And he prayed again; and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.