P.U.S.H. = Pray Until Something Happens!

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Photo credit: Michell Zappa / Foter / CC BY-SA

A man was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with bright light and the Savior appeared. The Lord told the man He had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might. This, the man did, day after day.

For many years he toiled from sun up to sun down with his shoulders set squarely against the cold, massive surface of the unmoving rock, pushing with all his might. Each night the man returned to his cabin sore, and worn out, feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain.

Seeing that the man was showing signs of discouragement, the Adversary decided to enter the picture by placing thoughts into the man’s weary mind: “You’ve been pushing against that rock for a long time, and it hasn’t budged. Why kill yourself over this? You’re never going to move it” —thus, giving the man the impression that the task was impossible and that he was a failure. These thoughts discouraged and disheartened the man.

“Why kill myself over this?” he thought. “I’ll just put in my time, giving just the minimum effort and that’ll be good enough.”

And that’s just what he planned to do —until one day he decided to make it a matter of prayer and take his troubled thoughts to the Lord.

“Lord” he said, “I’ve labored long and hard in Your service, putting all my strength to do that which You’ve asked. Yet, after all this time, I haven’t even budged that rock by half a millimeter. What’s wrong? Why am I failing?”

The Lord responded compassionately,

“My friend, when I asked you to serve Me —you accepted. I told you that your task was to push against the rock with all your strength, which you’ve done. Never once did I mention to you that I expected you to move it. Your task was to push. And now you come to Me —with your strength spent, thinking that you’ve failed. But is that really so?”

“Look at yourself. Your arms are strong and muscular. Your back sinew is mighty. Your hands are callused from the constant pressure;and your legs have become massive and hard. Through opposition you’ve grown much and your abilities now surpass that which you used to have. Yet you haven’t moved the rock. But your calling was to be obedient and to push and to exercise your faith and trust in My wisdom. This you’ve done. I, my friend, will now move the rock.”

At times, when we hear from God, we tend to use our own intellect to decipher what He wants. What God ACTUALLY wants is just simple OBEDIENCE and FAITH IN HIM.

By all means, exercise the faith that moves mountains, but know that it’s still God who moves the mountains.

P.U.S.H. = Pray Until Something Happens!

When everything seems to go wrong,
just P.U.S.H.

When the job gets you down,

When people don’t react the way you think they should,

When your money looks funny and the bills are due,

When people just don’t understand you,
just P.U.S.H.!!!

(The author for this prayer inspiration is unknown, although obviously inspired by God.)


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234 responses to “P.U.S.H. = Pray Until Something Happens!

  1. Please pray for me and my ex boyfriend. My name is Kristy and ex boyfriend is Mike. A few weeks, back he broke up with me to be with his ex. He was the first man that I opened up to and gave my heart and soul to. He is my soul mate and this I am sure of. He is truly the only one I can be myself around. We had a perfect relationship until she came into the picture. I promise never to hurt him, lie, or cheat on him. I’m the most faithful woman he will ever have in his life.

    Please let him realize it’s me he wants. Please pray that God will give him the courage to realize it has been me all along. Please pray he has the courage to run back into my open arms. I can give God the promise that I’ll accept him and forgive him for the damage he has done. I love him. Together, God, me, and Mike will make the best team. I love him and I know he is my soul mate and my forever and always. Please pray with me that God will return him to my loving and caring open arms soon.

    1. Kristy, I am the same boat as you. I broke with my ex because he is afraid that he can’t be the man he ‘thinks I want him to be or expect’. I love him just the way he is. We’ve been through a lot of hardships together, talked about our future together and even marriage.

      We’ve both been broken, and severely depressed from previous relationships, but since we’ve been together, we both changed a lot. Better selves and partner. We both grew to love ourselves and each other, and never stopped praising and thanking God for this beautiful love story He gave to us.

      Breaking up with him feels like a part of me is being stolen away. I tried to feel ok, but the more I asked God’s grace for peace and healing the more my faith tells me to keep this relationship. To keep on praying even if it looks so impossible to turn things around. I keep on praying even if sometimes it feels hopeless and I’m still praying for this reconciliation.

      Nothing is impossible with God.

      I will pray for your relationships as well as mine. I always prays for those who are broken hearted and hurt, those who have problems with relationships and those seeking for reconciliation. We’re not alone, and we all could use a prayer from someone.

      Keep your faith, keep praying.

      God, look upon our hearts, and see the love we have for each other. Heal our broken hearts, hurts and pains. Give us peace, and strengthen our faith to always trust You. Have mercy on us and grant us our prayers to reconcile. Lead us to be better partners. Guide us to always put You first in our relationship. Let us be reunite once more, to love each other and live our ways according to thy word. Not ours but Your will be done. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

    2. Kristy, He is with a woman, who loves and cares for him. He is the only one she ever loved… I do feel for you, but don’t seek him back. She lost him once and will fight as a tiger for him.

  2. I need prayer; my ex broke up with me because of his insecurity and jealously. We went through hard times together; we slept in the car and we lived in a rooming house. That wasn’t acceptable. I give him my all. I give and give. He played me for no reason. Please pray for me and to mend our relationship that we had to a better relationship. Please, I need thee.

  3. It’s better to have loved and broken up, then to get married to the wrong one for the rest of your life and along the line seeking to divorce. Believe me it’s more painful bcos no one got married with the intention to get divorced. So if you are single, kudos. Make up your mind to get it right, and if you’re married congrats; make up your mind to make it work.

    I’ve seen a relationship where by the woman is highly influential while her man is an average man and when ever her man asks her for financial assistance she flares up thinking that’s all he wants from her but what if the woman has been destined to be a help meet for the man to grow financially and vice versa? Yes I understand we are in a world where by people take advantage of each other in the name of love definitely one has to be cautious and take it one step at a time but If you are in a relationship where you and your partner finds it to difficult to give and support each other whole heartedly without manipulating each other then you might want to think twice about it coz relationships is all about sacrifice. You should be ready to sacrifice your time your resources and even yourself.

    Also coz it takes two to tangle relationship requires hard work, no individual would find himself at the peak of a mountain and begin to scream with surprise bcos the individual must have been busy trying to make it a reality and definitely didn’t give up trying.

    Also God gave us free will and the ability to understand the difference between right and wrong so if you are in a 3 years relationship with a spouse who is a drug addict or some other addictive unhealthy lifestyle with no sign of improvement and are eager to tie the knot because you believe or feel time is not on your side and it would work out you may want to have a rethink about it.

    Many who pray often shut the door before the answer enters. They’re like a marathon runner who quits and collapses exhausted by the wayside, not realizing that the finish line is just around the next bend —too taken up with the feelings within himself to even hear the cries of encouragement from those along the way who are urging him on —urging him to keep going, to keep trying, to finish the race. You just have to PRAY UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS, until a breakthrough occurs.

    I pray may God grant our heart desires accordingly and our expectations not be cut off in Jesus name. Amen

  4. Please pray for my husband’s heart to be softened towards me. We’ve been married 6 months, are already getting a divorce and we just don’t trust each other. Pray for restoration and forgiveness, peace, understanding, and for both of us to set aside our pride. I’m heartbroken and want this to work out. Thanks so much.

  5. I’m praying for reconciliation/reconnection with my ex fiancé. He broke up with me because of trust issues. I’ve done everything for him. Helped heal his leg, learned to cook and he liked everything I made. Cleaned, did his laundry. I sacrificed a lot to be with him. I miss him so much. I tried to apologize many times. He blocked me of most forms of communication. I pray to at least have his friendship back and hopefully we could rebuild. I love and miss him so much. I know he’s hurt and needs more time. Praying hard everyday for him.

  6. Praise God everyone, My name is Tinah. I’ve been with my boyfriend for six years and we have two beautiful angels a girl who is four years old and a boy who is two years old. We had a misunderstanding and he went out with another woman who also has a children with him. He moved out of the house a year ago and rented out a house, abandoning us in a rented house too. He has never turned back. All he cares about is his second lady as well as the baby, even when I call to talk to him he never gives me audience. PLEASE PRAY FOR ME, MY LITTLE CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT AWARE OF WHAT’S GOING ON, PRAY FOR GOD’S PROVISION, GUIDANCE AND DIRECTION, PROTECTION. Etc

  7. All of you guys please pray that God’s will be done because you never know, this could be the best thing that ever happened –for you to have gone through these breakups. If you weren’t married, maybe it wasn’t meant to be. I wish I would have known when I was younger how to pray…

  8. My dear brother/sister, my age is 30 and I do not know why my marriage is getting delayed. I have faith in the almighty God. Every day I’m hurt by people who are working with me. Please pray to almighty God the I get married soon.

  9. Please pray for me and my ex boyfriend. I miss him and I still love him deeply. I know he is my soul mate. I pray everyday and night for him to be mine again.

    1. Heartbreak is the worst. Pray to God always. P.U.S.H. Pray Until Something Happens. Hope you two restore your relationship.

  10. Hello everyone. I’m the wife of a believer. He has moved out of our home, in a confused state, hurting, and has pursued filing divorce. I’d like for as many of you as possible to pray with me for him so God may bring him clarity and courage to pursue making his marriage work.

  11. Please pray for me as I am not even in a relationship. I actually think somethink is wrong somewhere. I know I am a good person, but no one is asking me out thoughtless of marriage. I sincerely commit myself to God Almighty for Deliverance. AMEN

  12. Hi my name is Phoebe. I’ve been with my partner for almost 4 years together now. I just recently found out that he’s going out with another woman. I don’t want to have a broken family since I’m giving birth this coming November with our second baby. Help my partner to enlighten his mind that he’s chosing the wrong path. I’m having a hard time because of this but I have my faith in God.

  13. Pls pray for us, my husband has run away. we have 2 kids and I know he’s not thinking right at this moment. I hope that we’re going to talk about what’s gone wrong with our relationship. He doesn’t want to save and fight our family anymore. I need a prayer, like prayers that move mountains. I’m all alone with our kids and with my disability (polio), but I can still walk – barely. For almost 13 yrs. I trusted him and gave my all and living that I dont have disability. Please pray for us. Thank you very much.

    1. I will keep you all in my prayers; that all of our broken relationships may be healed. That we may be able to find strength in these tough times. That your children will have their father(s) back. That any sicknesses will be healed. I decree and declare that all things shall come together for our good…That we shall pass the tests that are placed upon us.

  14. Please, I need prayer for my ex to get together with me. Please God, you know everything. He’s now marrying another girl. Please make him understand my worth and sincerity towards him. I’m waiting for a miracle God, for him to understand and accept me as his wife. I’ve lost hope and leave everything to you God, as I love him and cannot live without him. Please bring him back to be my loyal, loving, comitted husband in the future.

    1. I read your prayer request. I hope God has helped you and you’re feeling better. I understand heartbreak. Much love to you. ~ Chicago, Ill

  15. After 21 years of marriage and three children my marriage has ended in disgrace as my spouse depleted the finances and joined herself in bed with her friend’s husband. I need prayer for the children that are in my custody. I need prayer to heal our hurt. I need prayer to better our worst days. I need prayer to be able to forgive and recover from it all. I need prayer to heal our home and finances. I need prayer to bring our house out of foreclosure. I need prayer for a better career and well paying job. I need prayer…….

  16. Two months ago, my boyfriend and I broke up. Our relationship was just 3 months and took each other like a crash course. He literally was my best-friend for 4 years. We had a falling out over the “excuse” of his daughter. I acknowledge my fault for using poor choiced words. I regret my decision but he is just as wrong as I am.

    I tried talking to him shortly after moving out. He completely cut all communication off with me. I recently wrote him a letter, which he never responded nor had I expected he would. Indeed I hope he thinks about all I said as he is dating a women his junior. Her style is not what I would expect him to choose. My depression has been triggered by this outcome. I felt in my heart he was the one when we started to finally give each other a chance. I trusted him that his love for me was authentic and I was truly different. I feel as fast as we moved that’s as fast as we ended.

    He seemed to be such a compassionate person. He was always there for me in the 4 years. He cared for me but yet I was involved in a toxic 13.5 year relationship, which left me emotionally unavailable to the world as I feel again. I feel back at square one. My heartache seems worse dating such a short time. I lost my best friend and boyfriend. He truly was the best to me emotionally and financially. I was grateful for him everyday.

    I hope God will restore us, touch his heart, and put us in each other’s path, lifelong. I pray that God’s will and my will are meant to be. I pray God will grace us both with a newly restored profound love for each other. I pray for God to give me the strength I need as I am emotionally so disconnected from life and unhappy. I pray God helps me understand the treasure in this. I pray for the person reading this that God restores your will and grants you blessings. I learned when you’re angry sometimes it’s just better to walk away until calmness has set in to settle matters.

    Please Lord, help me to be strong moving forward. Please send me signs Lord, that you hear me and are with me. I need you Lord. Thank you Jesus. Patience is growth. Amen.

  17. Hi, please add me to your prayer group and sessions. I have been in an intimate relationahip with this guy for 3 years. He treats me very hurtful. He promised to marry me but he withdrew his words this year. He even told me that he is unable to have kids anymore. He is my hope. Please help me with prayer to overcome this situation. I really need a man who will be able to make me feel happy and who is ready to make me the mother of his children.

  18. Please pray for me and my husband Carlos. He is a cheating liar, holding back money from me now. He is getting angry wanting to hit me. After 7 years of marriage it is at a rough stage. I have two children.

  19. Please pray for me. My boyfriend broke up with me two years ago because I was unfaithful to him. He was a nice person and tried to draw me closer to Christ but I was just too stubborn. After we broke up, I went on to date with someone else whom I realized didn’t want to hear about Christ and I realized the mistake I had made, and so I left him. A few days ago, my ex came back, the one that had been trying to draw me closer to God, it was a reunion with mixed feelings as I realised that I hurt him even though I knew we were soulmates but now he just wants to be friends and this is making me very unhappy as I want a reconciliation.

  20. I ask for prayers from my prayer warriors. In November my husband didn’t come home one night. When I confronted him, he cussed and told me it was over, that I waited too long (8 months) to join him in another town. But I was waiting on our daughter to get out of school. He then said he didn’t love me anymore and had moved on. After some searching I found that the night he didn’t come home, he had met another woman. And in that one night I assume they bonded. Now let me say she is separated from her husband too. He will not answer my calls or text. I just don’t know what to do from here, except pray and keep faith. Thank you for your help.

  21. Hello everyone. I’ve been dealing with this young man for 4 years. We haven’t officially said we were broke up but he has moved in with another lady and they have had a child together. Despite all of that we still hang out together and love on each other as if we never parted. I spend time with his kids and they still call me as well as I have recently spent time with his 4 mo old daughter. I ask that you pray for us to get back together for we still love and tell each other that we love one another. I have no intentions of hurting the other lady but I do want my man back. Pray that he becomes the man I need him to be and for us to fall deeply back in love with one another where we become one force together. Please and thank you, in Jesus name, amen.

    1. Latanya, Just so you’re clear… this is not a faithful man. He cheated on you, and is now cheating on this woman with you (even though he was with you originally). Most of all, he is cheating on his children by being a player. You need to wake up and realize what type of man you are praying you will be “one force together” with… someone who is playing games on both sides of the fence. Again, he is a player. He wants what he wants the way he wants it, and obviously, he’s getting it and you are being hurt, and the kids are being cheated on in the meantime. Is this the type of man you think God would want to choose for you? Please consider this as you pray and talk to the Lord. Make sure you listen as you pray, so your will lines up with God’s.

  22. I need prayers for my husband and I. We are in a bad spot. He doesn’t know if he wants to stay together and all I want is to be married to him forever. Please help him to come home. And please help me to forgive and release my anger. Please help him to release his guilt. Please pray for us. Thank you.

  23. Please pray for my wayward wife to return to God and family; quit the drugs, online dating sites and remember what she left and come back to me.

  24. Please God, I want to marry again with love of my life but he doesn’t want to marry me due to his family issues and because of my status. Help me God, ask him to marry me. He loves me a lot, if there was no society he would have stayed with me forever. I love him like crazy and it breaks my heart thinking about how his parents are pushing him to see other girls for marriage and I am scared that he would choose a beautiful girl and stay happily ever after. But I will be dead. I can never be happy ever again. Please God please help me.

  25. Please pray for me and my marriage. Husband left me for much younger woman. He’s been in relationship with her for five years. Pray that they will end relationship and our marriage will be restored.

  26. I’m a 32 year old unmarried girl. God please help me to get my love Prashant back. I love him a lot from my heart. I can’t live without him. I’m praying that me (Punam) and Prashant will come together and our both parents should accept our love and getting to our marriage and long lasting life. I am asking for a miracle that my relationship of plans with Prashant and Punam be renewed. I don’t know why he has pulled away. My heart is very sad and I shed many tears about him.

    I was hoping this man would be my husband by the end of this year. My heart is open, my mind is receptive to receive your miracle. I do not end this with Prashant today that you are working to bring us closer together and our love stronger. I am so alone sad and would like to stop the tears. May a miracle come upon me and fill me with the feeling of security with this man joy and a stronger love between us.

  27. I pray that all of you guys seek reconciliation and that God brings back the people you guys love and cherish. I too am in the same boat as the love of my life fought on our 2 year anniversary that caused us to break up. She came back two times but her heart and mind are still stubborn. She is a good woman but I feel like the devil is drifting her towards him. She parties and stays out late. She is falling behind in school and when she was with me, I made sure she focused on school and her life. She never went out late with me but is now hanging out with the wrong people.

    I ask for you guys to pray for me as well. My ultimate wish is reconciliation but I have surrendered and left it in the Lord’s hands. Still praying until something happens. But it’s our Lord’s problem now. I was a great man to her, was ready to propose, but she just compares me, is jealous, started lying to me, and emotionally abused her. But I forgive her because that’s what our Lord teaches. Surrender people, give it to the Lord, and let him fight your battles. God bless.