And Jehovah said to Moses, Why dost thou cry unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward.
And thou, pray not for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, and make not intercession to me; for I will not hear thee.
And thou, pray not for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them; for I will not hear in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble.
And Jehovah said unto me, Pray not for this people for their good.
All the presidents of the kingdom, the prefects, and the satraps, the counsellors, and the governors have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, except of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.
Then they came near, and spoke before the king concerning the king's decree: Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask anything of any god or man within thirty days, except of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which may not be revoked.
1 Samuel 13:12
I said, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication to Jehovah; and I forced myself, and offered up the burnt-offering.
But thou hast not called upon me, Jacob; for thou hast been weary of me, O Israel:
I am sought out of them that inquired not for me, I am found of them that sought me not; I have said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, eating up my people as they eat bread? They call not upon Jehovah.
Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge, eating up my people as they eat bread? they call not upon God.
and there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee; for thou hast hidden thy face from us, and hast caused us to melt away through our iniquities.
They are all hot as an oven, and devour their judges; all their kings are fallen: there is none among them that calleth unto me.
Pour out thy fury upon the nations that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that call not upon thy name:
Pour out thy fury upon the nations that know thee not, and upon the families that call not on thy name; for they have eaten up Jacob, yea, they have eaten him up and consumed him, and have laid waste his dwelling-place.
But the godless in heart heap up anger; they cry not when he bindeth them:
And they cried not unto me in their heart, when they howled upon their beds; they assemble themselves for corn and new wine; they have turned aside from me.
Hitherto ye have asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
I do not demand that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them out of evil.