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

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

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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217 Responses to “P.U.S.H. = Pray Until Something Happens!”
  1. Kristy from United States says:

    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.

    • Debra from Malaysia says:

      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.

    • Anon from United Kingdom says:

      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. Ebony from United States says:

    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. Larry from Norway says:

    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. BSpencer from United States says:

    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. Olivia from United States says:

    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. Tinah from Uganda says:

    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. Plashette from United States says:

    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. Shanthi from India says:

    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. Karen from United States says:

    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.

  10. May from United States says:

    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. Alan from Europe says:

    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. Phoebe from Philippines says:

    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. Jay from Netherlands says:

    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.

    • Lisa from United States says:

      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. Rakhi from India says:

    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.

  15. Dave from United States says:

    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. K A from Nigeria says:

    I pray that the LORD connects me to my own husband before the end of 2015.

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