24:12 I pray thee. This prayer is a model prayer for determining God’s leading. It involved requesting a specific evidence which would be, in itself, beautifully consistent with the purpose of the guidance being sought (a suitable young woman who was both strong enough and considerate enough to volunteer to provide water for ten thirsty camels!) and yet would require a combination of characteristics bound to be rare under the circumstances. Although not mentioned specifically, his prayers presupposed that she would be a godly virgin and from Abraham’s people.