And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.Luke 1:6
Notice that Zacharias and Elizabeth were seen by God just as Noah was.
And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.Exodus 7:1
What was Noah known for?
These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.Genesis 6:9
Noah walked with God. Today we call that “prayer.”
Zacharias, Elizabeth, and Noah realized the truth that Isaiah proclaimed:
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.Isaiah 59:2