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,
P.U.S.H.

When people don’t react the way you think they should,
P.U.S.H.

When your money looks funny and the bills are due,
P.U.S.H.

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

  1. Please pray for me and my husband Raymond, that he please comes home. God, I’m begging you to please bring him home Lord, in your name all things are possible; please God. Please fix our marriage, Lord, please. I love you Jesus and in your name. I love you and this I pray, Amen.

    1. Kimberly, I know you hurt and you want your family to be intact. I get that. But God has a plan, and it is a good plan. I would pray that you have the strength to go through this fire to get through to the other side. Ask God what changes you need to make in order to serve him better. Put God first and trust in his plan. Trust that he knows what he is doing. Ask him to show you what changes you need to make, work on that first.

      Pray for your husband’s salvation and ask God speak to him. Pray for God’s will to be done in your life, his good and perfect will. Release your marriage to God’s hands, He knows what he is doing. Trust God. Pray for your husband’s salvation and that he turns to God First. You have been called for a purpose. It will not be easy and it will not be fun. But it will be worth it. You need to stand fast and ask God for his perfect will. I can not tell you your husband will come home tomorrow, as God sees more than we do. But I can tell you that if you trust in God and ask him to do what he needs to do in order restore your life, he will. I do not know how and I do not know what that looks like, but God will never put you to shame.

      Praise him and do not lose faith in his power. The main thing is to understand that this is where you should be right now. God has it all under control. I will pray for you Kimberly that you can hear God’s instructions and you can be joyful in your trial knowing God has called you for this very purpose. Stay Strong and praise his holy works, and you will see the Glory of God.

      1. Thank you so much. It really hurts but I understand God has a plan for me and it’s not for me to question his plan.

  2. Ruby my wife filed for a divorce after 35 years of marriage. She has been away for 2 months taking care of her mother. She wants half of my pension fund and joint estate. I pray that God will change her mind and heart.

  3. I’ve been praying and praying. I finally see a breakthrough, which I should be joyful for because it’s what I’ve been asking for. So why do I all of a sudden feel down?

  4. Please pray for me. I want my ex boyfriend back, Gacha. I pray day and night Lord, to please hear me cry for him. Please bring him bck to me. Please Lord please; I’m crying.

    1. HI Reneilwe! I really know how do you feel because I am in the same position right now. If I may ask, how are you doing now? Is your boyfriend back? How are you managing your broken heart?

  5. I’m asking God for reconciliation between my ex boyfriend and myself… if it’s his will & let his will be done. I know this sounds crazy but I’m thankful for the breakup bc it allowed me to see the things I was doing wrong but most importantly it drew me back to God. Somehow, I left God out the relationship with my selfish thoughts of only wanting what I thought I needed. We definitely have our issues but I think he’s good for me bc he makes me want be better woman, help mate and spiritual leader.

    It’s weird how this breakup hasn’t caused me a lot anxiety like in the past bc I see the need to work on myself at this time bc it’s needed. I ask God to heal our hearts from our past, give us peace of mind, put in us forgiving & loving spirit… a mind of clarity to understand the lesson. I also, ask that God come inside our relationship. In Jesus Name with The Blood of Jesus, Amen.

  6. Please pray for me and my man. We have 6 years of relationship and he does not want to marry me now. He will get married with her cousin in few months. Please pray. I can’t live without him. God, I am in need of you. Come to me please, I beg to you.

  7. Please pray for my wife Teresa to please come home, to end her adulterous relationship and give our marriage a fighting chance. I regret so much for the minor things that I’ve done wrong and also the right things I neglected to do. Please I pray for this marriage reconciliation in the name of Jesus our Lord and Savior, Amen.

  8. Hi, please pray for me to get back my man due to some stupid reasons. We are separated but in both of our hearts we are still there. Our marriage was almost ready and it didn’t happen. The 1st time it was OK for us but the second time we become close.

    Please God, save our relationship. I want to marry him. Please do a miracle to get him back. Jesus help me. Amen.

    1. Holy Spirit, you who makes me see everything and shows me the way to reach my ideal, you who gives me divine gift to forgive and forget all the wrong that is done to me and you who are in all instances of my life with me and affirm once more that, I never want to be separated from you no matter how great the material desires maybe. I want to be with you and my loved ones in your perpetual glory. To that end and submitting to God’s holy will, I ask from you, Amen.

      Now seek God and ask God to help you get over this as your boyfriend is now married. Unfortunately for you it is done. Seek God, ask him to help you get through and ask forgiveness of the way you still feel about your ex and and God will be there every step of the way. Don’t miss your blessings; ask God for it be his will and send someone better than your ex. but for now, seek God and enjoy your time with the Lord. Amen. Praying for your strength to endure just as God had to when he carried his own cross. Amen

    2. Holy Spirit you who makes me see everything and shows me the way to reach my ideal, you who gives me the divine gift to forgive and forget all the wrong that is done to me and you who are in all instances of my life with me and affirm once more that I never want to be separated from you no matter how great the material desires maybe… I want to be with you and my loved ones in your perpetual glory. To that end and submitting to God’s holy will, I ask from you. Amen.

      Now seek God and ask God to help you get over this as your boyfriend is now married. Unfortunately for you it is done… Seek God; ask him to help you get thru and ask forgiveness of the way you still feel about your ex and and God will be there every step of the way. Don’t miss your blessings; ask God for it be his will and send someone better than your ex. But for now… seek God and enjoy your time with the Lord. Praying for your strength to endure just as God had to when he carried his own cross. Amen.

    3. Holy spirit you who makes me see everything and shows me the way to reach my ideal, you who gives me the divine gift to forgive and forget all the wrong that is done to me and you who are in all instances of my life with me and affirm once more that I never want to be separated from you no matter how great the material desires may be… I want to be with and my loved ones in your perpetual glory. To that end and submitting to God’s holy will, I ask from you, Amen.

      Now seek God and ask God to help you get over this as your boyfriend is now married. Unfortunately for you it is done… Seek God ask him to help you get thru and ask forgiveness of the way you still feel about your ex and and God will be there every step of the way… Don’t miss your blessings ask God for it be his will and send someone better than your ex..but for now..seek God and enjoy your time with the Lord. Amen. Praying for your strength to endure just as God had to when he carried his own cross.. Amen

  9. I know I made many mistakes in my life and I know I have a lot to learn. Four days ago, I lost the man I loved, my high school sweetheart, Nick, due to silly and childish names. We met freshman year of high school on Valentine’s Day 2012. Because of my short temper and lack of communication, it is my fault on everything. God, make him see that I need him in my life. Make him see that I am dealing with so much pain. I am to the very point where whenever I breathe, my chest hurts and I can feel a very sharp pain on the sides of my skull. I need your help and strength, God.

    I might not be the most deserving person in the world, but I need your help. I had nightmares where I did not survive and I know that I worked hard for all these years for Nick to be with me. I know he loves me, too and texted all of my apologies. The last four days have been the worst in my life. I’ve also lost many people in my family and Nick was the only one that really helped me get it through with life. He was the only one that did not criticize me and loved me for who I am and for all of my flaws. He’s my best friend, the love of my life. I don’t want the almost three years to be ended now, not now.

    Please God, watch over both Nick and I. I can’t take any of the tears anymore. I can’t eat and I can’t sleep. Please God, bring him back with me. I promise to be a better person and to work on both of our attitudes. I love him so much, God. I know the both of us can make it through this long distant relationship. It’s been almost four years since I last saw him and I know he still loves and cares about me, too. God, please. I am begging you. Amen. Meli.

    1. Hmmm…let’s back up here…the love of your life…the one who helped you get through the times when you lost family members…the only one that didn’t criticize you but instead accepted you for what you are…?
      So enlighten me here. You pushed him away…why? Sounds like he deserves better than you.

  10. I’m in a broken relationship. I need prayer for strength and increased faith that although I prayed for reconciliation and nothing has happened that God is still working on us. I will PUSH as I have just learned to do. I know that no matter how complicated our situation is that God can fix it. Please pray for us for we are both hurting.

    Thank you God for hearing my prayer and my cry for help. I ask you to forgive us both and heal our hearts. Help us to communicate again. I know Lord, you can give and also take away. I also know that in your time you can give back again. I love you father. I Jesus name I pray for a prayer answered.

  11. I love Michael so much. We even go to the same church. In spite of all the bad people say about him, of which some I have confirmed to be true, I still love him and I see a good man in him. All I want is to be with him. I want to marry him and have his children. I want to go back with him to his country if he decides to go home. I want God to answer me. But Michael went ahead and married another woman. That makes me cry every day and night. All my wishes are suddenly so impossible. Lord have mercy on me. I still want him and I can’t accept his new wife because I believe he doesn’t love her. Few days to his wedding he told me he loves me and can’t get me off his mind. I could sense he wanted to change his mind but everyone was already excited about the marriage. I wish this was all a dream but hey this is life, right in my face.

    1. Emeldah, Please, please, please do what you can to turn your back on Michael. Yes, you may love him, and yes, he may or may not love you (although he had no business telling you that after he had made his wedding vow to another woman). When he said “I do” in pledging his love and fidelity to this woman, who is now his wife (whether you want to accept her or not, and who you don’t believe he loves), he also made his pledge to God. You can carry all kinds of contrary feelings and beliefs possible, but at the moment that he said, “I do” he also said, “I won’t” to going after any other woman. That is the truth. God pays attention to pledges like that. Michael entered into a covenant relationship of marriage with this woman and God, “from this day forward.” For you to get in between him and his now wife, would be wrong. He is no longer yours to have… as horribly sad as that is to hear.

      My heart cries for you Emeldah. I can only imagine the immensity of the pain. But the deed is done, whether it should have been done or not. But as the Bible says, “what God has joined together, let no man separate.” That includes women (you) too. The temptation will be great, but please, please, please work with God to run away from the temptation to spend even one more minute with this man. Your heart and attention needs to turn in a different direction now that he is married. Trust God with all your heart that He will turn this tragedy into something He will redeem. He did that throughout the Bible –especially with Jesus. He took the bad that was done, and made another path of good out of it. I pray that for you. I pray that as you lean upon the Lord, He will eventually open your eyes to the good He can create out of the bad that was done to you. Pray for Michael –that he will not go outside of God’s will for his life and now that he made that vow, he will have the integrity to follow through with what he promised. And pray for this woman, as hard as that will be. If she isn’t loved (as you believe) then she will eventually see that and it will hurt her deeply.

      I pray for you Emeldah –that God will bind up your broken heart. I pray the Lord helps you, guides you, comforts you, speaks to you, and works in and through you in this situation. I also pray God infuses hope into your heart that you will eventually experience better days –ones that will bring a smile to your heart. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit!” (Romans 15:13) “May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy.” (Colossians 1:11) And “may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing His will, and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ to whom be the glory for ever and ever.” (Hebrews 13:20-21)

  12. Please, I came across this blog and I got inspired. I know God has directed me here for a purpose. Please join me and pray fervently that my boyfriend makes his intention a good one by doing the right thing in God. Please, I ask whoever is reading this prays for me. My name is Emerald.

  13. Dear God our Loving Father, I pray for all these broken hearts to be healed. I pray that their pain is not in vain and becomes a stepping stone to a closer relationship with You. I pray you restore and renew relationships to become Godly, successful and loving ones. In the name of our savior Jesus, Amen.

  14. May the blessings and grace of God be with you all and heal and mend all that is broken in yer relationships that are His will may He hear, forgive and have mercy on ye in Jesus our loving saviours name, amen.

    I will pray for all of you posting on this. Have faith in the Lord God our father – God bless.

  15. Hello, please help me pray for restoration of my broken relationship. We started humbly with my boyfriend but 3 years down the line, he gets money and now he has changed. I am trusting God to renew our love. I love you God.

  16. Am asking for prayer concerning love. I’ve been in 4 relationships but I havent found satisfaction. Please pray for me that I find the right partner.

  17. Please, a man told me he will marry me but now says I should move on. Please help me as I can’t stop thinking about him and am growing lean. Pray for me.

  18. Almighty God, thanks for this gift (women) you gave me that I have been praying to you in Jesus name. I’m asking your favour and your assistance Lord ,to bless us with a miracle marriage. By the hope I’m having in you, manifest this into our life Lord, in Jesus name, amen.

  19. Hello, my name is Leonard. I am concerned about my ex, Tonishia. We were together for 4 years but she broke up with me 4/23/16. I had too much to drink and we shoved each other after the club. She goes to church and I go sometimes. We are both still working our relationship with God. She states she is done with me but I want her back and to be my wife. I have been praying and praying but nothing has happened yet. Please pray for us. I really do love her

  20. Please pray for me and my husband. We have been together for 30 years. We were 15 yrs of age when we started dating. He is the only man that I have ever loved and been with. He was a great father to our kids and a good husband. It was just little things that I neglected to do that has caused this storm in my life. He has filed for divorce and and he is presently seeing someone else. I am so… heartbroken and I can slowly feel depression sneaking upon me. This has got to be one of the hardest things that I jave ever had to endure.I don’t care to eat and I barely sleep at night and i have cut off communication and and even leaving the house. I pray to God 24/7 to bring him back home. I pray for him as well as myself.

    I know that all things work on Gods time and not ours but I’m to a point to where I don’t know what else to do. Its so hard to have faith and stay positive when you don’t see a change happening. I don’t want to give up on God I have got to learn to trust him. The devil can be so tricky at times and put all types of thoughts in your head like God’s not going to send him back or he don’t hear my prayers when I know he does. Please help me to pray that God will soften his heart and send him back home and to help be to endure this turbulence I’m going through. In Jesus name I pray Amen

  21. My name is Hope from Uganda. I was looking for a site on which I can find prayers to strengthen relationships and I landed here. PUSH is the only solution to every thing…the Bible tells us to pray without ceasing.

    As a parent from whom his child keeps asking for something each single day the same thing…
    eventually the parent decides to give the child what she/he keeps asking for each single in order to rest. That’s how it is also with us and God…we are his children, ask God what you and if it’s not given yet…keep asking for it each single time you talk to God and eventually he will grant it. Pray without ceasing and you shall receive in Christs name… AMEN.

  22. God, its been 3 weeks now since my boyfriend broke up with me and I can’t cope with the fact that we’re no longer together because I still love him and need him back into my life. Please Lord hear my cry and prayers as I beg you to please bring him back to me, wipe the tears that roll down my face and turn my misery into happiness as you lead him back into my life again. I beg you Lord in the mighty name of Jesus to please bring me back the love of my life, the one I want to marry and start a family with. Please Lord answer my prayers.

    Children of God please pray for me and my ex boyfriend to reunite. I love him so much. May the good Lord bless you all. AMEN AND AMEN.

  23. Thanks for the above teaching story, but for me, I am left not even a little strength to pray now because I am 32 years old now and I have been praying for a husband for 8 years but no man has even ever dated me. I sometimes feel ashamed of even thinking I am a virgin at my age with no hope because I have never heard from God. Please pray for me because if I am to remain single for life then I should know and learn how to live with being hurt by sexual desires and family psychological torture. Thank you.

  24. Pray for me and my husband to reunite that God will turn things around and that he may change my husband heart and mind that he may love me like Christ loved the church. Pray that he will have eyes for me and me only, that his family will free him so he can be a husband to me and a step father to my children. And pray that we will follow God’s order and that God will give us a church for both of us but to worship him together and that God will get all the glory. God work a miracle and we ork like lightning. In Jesus name, amen.

  25. Please pray for me that I would get him back. I love my guy so much but I’ve lost him now and we don’t talk. I really want to be with him again. I love this guy a lot. Please Lord, help me. I love him truly.

  26. I was feeling really down and came across this inspiring site. When everything seem dark and without hope God is there to make the path bright. I’ve been in a painful relationship that only God knows why He placed me there and I’m asking God for my boyfriend to commit and be my husband. I really love him and I want to spend the rest of my life with him.