Yes. The classic Old Testament example is Moses. When Israel made a golden calf and worshiped it, their idolatry angered the Lord to the extent that He was going to destroy them as a people! Moses, however, stood in the breach for Israel when he implored God on their behalf (Ps. 106:23), reminding God of His reputation before the world and His covenant promises. As a result of Moses’ fervent pleading with God, the Lord did not destroy Israel (Ex. 32:7–14).