'Earnestly' in the Bible
I also told them, "If they are really prophets and the Lord is speaking to them, let them pray earnestly to the Lord who rules over all. Let them plead with him not to let the valuable articles that are still left in the Lord's temple, in the royal palace, and in Jerusalem be taken away to Babylon.
Plead earnestly with your mother (for she is not my wife, and I am not her husband), so that she might put an end to her adulterous lifestyle, and turn away from her sexually immoral behavior.
Then I will return again to my lair until they have suffered their punishment. Then they will seek me; in their distress they will earnestly seek me.
The men feared the Lord greatly, and earnestly vowed to offer lavish sacrifices to the Lord.
Every person and animal must put on sackcloth and must cry earnestly to God, and everyone must turn from their evil way of living and from the violence that they do.
When they came to Jesus, they urged him earnestly, "He is worthy to have you do this for him,
And he said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.
And in his anguish he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.]
So Peter was kept in prison, but those in the church were earnestly praying to God for him.
a promise that our twelve tribes hope to attain as they earnestly serve God night and day. Concerning this hope the Jews are accusing me, Your Majesty!
We pray earnestly night and day to see you in person and make up what may be lacking in your faith.
Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain and there was no rain on the land for three years and six months!
You have purified your souls by obeying the truth in order to show sincere mutual love. So love one another earnestly from a pure heart.
Dear friends, although I have been eager to write to you about our common salvation, I now feel compelled instead to write to encourage you to contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.