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Jesus prayed intensely:

And in His anguish, He prayed even more intensely, and His sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. (Luke 22:44 Voice) click=> 3 translations

They were praying VERY earnestly:

How can we thank God for you in return for all the joy we experience before our God because of you, 10 as we pray very earnestly night and day to see you face to face and to complete what is lacking in your faith? (1Thessalonians 3:9-10 HCSB) click=> 3 translations

Elijah prayed with great intensity:

Remember Elijah? He was a man, no different from us. He prayed with great intensity asking God to withhold the rain; God answered his prayers and did not allow a single drop of rain to fall for three and a half years. (James 5:17 Voice) click=> 3 translations

The whole city of Nineveh, including the king, fasted and prayed earnestly:

So Jonah went immediately to Nineveh, as the Lord had said. (Now Nineveh was an enormous city—it required three days to walk through it!) When Jonah began to enter the city one day’s walk, he announced, “At the end of forty days, Nineveh will be overthrown!”

The people of Nineveh believed in God, and they declared a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them. When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he got up from his throne, took off his royal robe, put on sackcloth, and sat on ashes. He issued a proclamation and said, “In Nineveh, by the decree of the king and his nobles: No human or animal, cattle or sheep, is to taste anything; they must not eat and they must not drink water. 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. (Jonah 3:3-8 NET) click=> 3 translations